Reverse Mortgage Funding LLC, one of the nation's leading reverse mortgage lenders, is pleased to announce that its online educational platform, Retirement Experts Network, will host a free webinar for financial advisors, featuring esteemed financial aid and college planning expert and author Mark Kantrowitz on Thursday, November 17, 2016 from 4:00 to 5:00 PM ET. Mr. Kantrowitz, who has been quoted in more than 10,000 newspaper and magazine articles and is the author of four bestselling books about scholarships and financial aid, will discuss the significance of the U.S. Department of Education's ("U.S. ED") decision to move up the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) submission date and what it means for applicants. Those interested in participating in the webinar can register by clicking here. Earlier this year, the U.S. ED announced that starting with the 2017-18 FAFSA application, all students are able to submit a FAFSA as early as October 1. Additionally, students will be required to report income and tax information from an earlier tax year. For example, on the 2017-18 FAFSA, students and their parents will report 2015 income and tax information, rather than 2016 income and tax information. The new submission date and earlier income and tax information, which will be permanent changes to the FAFSA process, will allow more time for applicants to explore and better understand the financial aid options available to them prior to state and school deadlines. "These changes implemented by the U.S. ED are significant, and there is no one better and more qualified than Mark Kantrowitz to explain what they mean for students, their families and financial advisors," said Tom Dickson, National Leader of Reverse Mortgage Funding's Financial Advisor Channel and manager of Retirement Experts Network. "The changes made to the FAFSA filing process substantially impact planning and paying for college, so it is critical that financial advisors fully understand the importance of them so that they can provide their clients with the most informed advice and recommendations. Mark's illustrious career has been dedicated to helping simplify and make sense of the financial aid process, so we encourage all those in a financial advisory position to sign up for this webinar."