Education Dept. Won’t Send Completed FAFSAs to Colleges Until ‘First Half of March’

"After many delays, there will be yet another delay. The U.S. Department of Education on Tuesday announced that colleges would not receive the first batch of data from applicants’ federal-aid applications until the 'first half of March,' six weeks later than expected," The Chronicle of Higher Education reports.

... "Justin Draeger, president of the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators, said in a written statement that continuing delays threaten to harm the same students that the federal-aid process is meant to help: 'With this last-minute news, our nation’s colleges are once again left scrambling as they determine how best to work within these new timelines to issue aid offers as soon as possible — so the students who can least afford higher education aren’t the ones who ultimately pay the price for these missteps.'"

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Publication Date: 1/30/2024

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