FAFSA Redesign Delayed By Two Months, Says Education Dept.

"The Education Department said Tuesday it will launch the redesign of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid in December, missing the annual Oct. 1 release of the form that millions of students rely on to determine their eligibility for grants and federal loans to pay for college," The Washington Post reports

... "In an announcement to higher education professionals, the department confirmed what many had suspected after a senior official told members of the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators in February the agency could not commit to the form’s traditional launch date."

"Still, NASFAA President Justin Draeger said he was pleased that the department is providing a road map for implementing the new FAFSA."

"'While this is later than usual, knowing when the FAFSA will be released will help institutions, states and college-access organizations prepare and plan appropriately,' Draeger said. 'Along with the department, our top priority is to have the FAFSA released securely, stably and accurately.'"

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Publication Date: 3/21/2023

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