NASFAA Mention: Innovations in College Aid: The FAFSA Maze Now Includes Drive-Thru

"A drive-thru is simple: Pull up in a car, roll down the window, and leave with what you need. Filing for college financial aid is anything but simple," The Christian Science Monitor reports. 

..."Family finances may have changed since 2019 – the tax return year required for the current FAFSA –due to pandemic setbacks like job loss. But applicants can alert financial aid offices of such changes for potential adjustments to award offers. A fall survey of National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA) member institutions found that over half of respondents reported increases in these professional judgment requests since the pandemic began. 

Though students should complete the FAFSA as early as possible, it’s never too late, says Rachel Gentry, NASFAA assistant director of federal relations: '[We] want to ensure that students are able to access every dollar, every ounce of financial aid that they’re eligible for.'"

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Publication Date: 5/6/2021

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