"The U.S. Department of Education should “better leverage” existing federal data to ease the burden of aid verification on students and colleges, two prominent organizations propose in a new report. Their recommendations come amid increased scrutiny of the lengthy audit-like process that disproportionately affects low-income college applicants — and takes up a great deal of financial-aid offices’ time," The Chronicle of Higher Education reports.
..."The new report was jointly produced by the National College Attainment Network and the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators, which recently surveyed their respective memberships about the effects of verification as well as several proposed recommendations for improving the onerous process."
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Publication Date: 11/8/2021