On this page, you'll find proposals to streamline or modify the federal financial aid application process.
Sponsor: Sen. Hassan [D-NH]
NASFAA Summary & Analysis: This bill will make technical corrections to the FAFSA Simplification Act which was signed into law in December of 2020 as part of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021. One of the changes is to the Cost of Attendance (COA) in which the original language required institutions to include the exact origination fee amounts in a student’s COA, this technical amendment would only require an average cost.
Sponsor: Rep. Reschenthaler [R-PA]
NASFAA Summary & Analysis: This bill would include all members of the Armed Forces, including veteran and National Guard or Reserve service members, in the definition of an independent student for FAFSA and federal financial aid purposes.
Publication Date: 7/12/2021