Opinion: FAFSA Fiasco

"On Dec. 31, hundreds of thousands descended upon Times Square, and up to a billion people tuned in virtually, to watch the ball drop signifying the end of 2023 and celebrating the start of 2024. On the same day, thousands of other Americans watched without celebrating a different dropping of the ball as the long-awaited soft launch of the new, simpler Free Application for Federal Student Aid turned out to be more soft than launch," Jim Jump writes for Inside Higher Ed.

... "The National Association for College Admission Counseling, the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators and eight other educational associations have joined together in the College Cost Transparency Initiative, and more than 360 colleges have agreed to make their financial aid letters more transparent. It’s time for us to find common ethical ground in the way we treat students by adopting both common language and reporting when it comes to financial aid."

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Publication Date: 1/17/2024

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