"The 2020-2021 FREE Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA, may look a little different to students and families who have applied for college financial aid in prior years, whether they completed the form online or on a mobile device," reports U.S. News & World Report.
"Misty Parkinson, director of applicant products and customer service at the Department of Education, addressed the change at a National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators conference in July. She noted that the tax forms previously used to determine if a student is eligible for an automatic zero EFC, meaning he or she would receive the maximum financial aid, including the Pell Grant award, no longer exist. The Pell Grant is a form of need-based federal financial aid that does not have to be repaid."
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Publication Date: 10/25/2019