Fuel to the fire: FAFSA Complications Cause Further Delays

"Students and parents anxiously submitting a delayed FAFSA Simplification Form were met with a glitchy, crash-prone website in the soft launch period. Federal Student Aid tried to soothe users’ nerves by explaining that form processing wouldn’t begin until the end of January and that they had time to submit," University Business reports.

..."NASFAA President Justin Draeger expressed concern about how abruptly this information was communicated '[o]n the very day schools were expecting FAFSA applicant information.'

'These continued delays, communicated at the last minute, threaten to harm the very students and families that federal student aid is intended to help,' he said in a statement."

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Publication Date: 1/30/2024

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