Survey Highlights Barriers to FAFSA Simplification

"Financial aid administrators at colleges and universities say a lack of time and guidance from the U.S. Department of Education are key barriers they’ll face in preparing to carry out the coming overhaul of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid," Inside Higher Ed reports.

..."NASFAA president Justin Draeger said in a statement that financial aid professionals need timely training opportunities and more information about the simplification timeline, including when the new application will launch.

'Financial aid professionals are often the first responders when students and families have questions about paying for college, and with such monumental changes to student aid eligibility and the FAFSA looming, they need to be well prepared to ensure a smooth transition and well versed in communicating how those changes will impact their students,' Draeger said in a statement."

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Publication Date: 2/28/2023

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