Education Department Eases Federal Student Aid Verification, for Now

"The Education Department enacted a significant but temporary change to how it reviews federal student aid applications on Tuesday, marking a shift that could ease burdens advocates say fall hardest on low-income and minority students," Politico reports. 

...“'This singular act from the Department of Education provides sweeping relief to students and schools when they need it most, and will fast track financial aid dollars to students who are otherwise mired in bureaucratic red tape,' said Justin Draeger, president of the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators, which has called on the department to overhaul its verification process."

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Publication Date: 7/13/2021

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