"Rep. Judy Chu (CA-27) introduced the Streamlining FAFSA Act of 2017. This bill would ensure that all students are eligible to benefit from the Automatic Zero Expected Family Contribution (EFC) when applying for financial aid using the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA," Arcadia Weekly reports.
"Rep. Chu released the following statement:
'As a former educator, I know that financial aid can change students’ lives by unlocking opportunities for higher education and learning that may have once seemed out of reach. But when it comes to applying for federal aid to attend college, not all students are treated equally. Students who are veterans, foster youth, or over the age of 24, and do not have dependents of their own, are ineligible for the Automatic Zero Expected Family Contribution (EFC), an important feature of the FAFSA that immediately qualifies eligible applicants for the maximum Pell Grant.'
This bill is supported by the Center for American Progress (CAP), the National College Access Network (NCAN), and the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA)."
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Publication Date: 11/20/2017