"Education officials should step up communication about the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) process for incarcerated students to make sure the upcoming Pell Grant expansion is successful, according to a new report," Best Colleges reports.
"The National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA) convened a working group to look at challenges that students who are incarcerated might face when filling out the FAFSA, according to a NASFAA release.
That working group rolled out a slew of recommendations Monday for lawmakers and Department of Education officials centered around simplifying the application process and helping students fill out the complex application.
The report comes as incarcerated students will have their Pell Grant access restored in July 2023 — nearly 30 years after the federal policy was ended in 1994."
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Publication Date: 12/20/2022