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Significant changes to federal student aid policy, including simplifying the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and the Pell Grant eligibility criteria, expanding Pell Grant eligibility to incarcerated students, and the repeal of limitations on subsidized loan eligibility for undergraduate Direct Loans were attached to the FAFSA Simplification Act which was part of a larger bill called the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021.
A subsequent appropriations act (Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2022) authorized funding for fiscal year 2022 Pell Grants and made technical changes to the FAFSA Simplification Act.
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Publication Date: 12/4/2023