Given Delays, Higher Education Observers Are Worried About New FAFSA

"The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is the backbone of the federal financial aid system and a source of deep frustration for millions of students, parents, high school counselors, and financial aid administrators. Perhaps the only thing worse than having to do the FAFSA would be it not being ready or fully tested and any bugs fixed in time for the start of financial aid filing season in October," Forbes reports.

... "Late last year, The National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA) and the National College Attainment Network (NCAN) wrote to the Department of Education ED and the White House, raising concerns that with all the other priorities ED and FSA are managing, the revisions to FAFSA are lagging."

"The letter from NCAN and NASFAA lays out several concerns. They include worries that critical deadlines for providing information and testing the system are scheduled for two months later this year than in prior years. There are also fears that aid administrators will have less time to set up their systems and processes for smooth operation and that it will be harder to support students as a result."

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Publication Date: 1/22/2023

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