Earlier Deadline On FAFSA Helps Families Get A Start On College Aid

"Last fall, students were offered a head start on one of most onerous parts of the college application process: the Free Application for Federal Student Aid," The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

"Two-and-a-half weeks after the FAFSA became available, students, families and others applying to college filed nearly 1.5 million federal aid applications, according to the National College Access Network, citing a U.S. Department of Education official. The Washington, D.C. nonprofit said that represents 4 percent more than were filed through the same time period of the last FAFSA cycle that started Jan. 1.

NCAN and other observers like the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators noted it’s too soon to gauge the total effect of the option to file three months before the traditional date."

NASFAA's "Headlines" section highlights media coverage of financial aid to help members stay up to date with the latest news. Inclusion in Today's News does not imply endorsement of the material or guarantee the accuracy of information presented.


Publication Date: 2/10/2017

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