FAFSA Snafu Has SGF Colleges Wary for Application Delays

"Jack Ray’s daughter has big plans: She plans to study marine biology and start her higher education at Missouri State University. Jan. 11, Ray was at the university’s financial aid office, getting some more information before starting the application process for federal student aid. While Ray has examined some of the basics to the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), he had not started the application process when he visited Carrington Hall," Springfield Daily Citizen reports.

..."The FAFSA is an application that uses a family’s financial information to determine whether a student could receive financial assistance for college. This year the U.S. Department of Education introduced a new process intended to reduce the amount of time needed, and to increase eligibility for low- and middle-income students. 

Justin Draeger, president of the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators said the group expects families will complete the application in less time, and that more students will qualify for need-based aid, according to an interview with the Associated Press."

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Publication Date: 1/16/2024

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