"Yuliana Perea spent hours last fall sifting through her parents’ tax paperwork as she struggled to understand the technical language in her federal financial aid application," the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.
..."The new FAFSA will also be available in more languages than the current version. Where today’s FAFSA is only in English and Spanish, the new application will be available in at least 11 languages.
The new form also replaces the Expected Family Contribution with the Student Aid Index. The change is mostly in name — the figure will still come from a formula based on families’ financial information. The new name is designed to better reflect what the metric has always been: an eligibility index for distributing financial aid funding, not an actual reflection of what families can expect to pay for college, according to the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators."
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Publication Date: 4/29/2021