Colleges Should Extend May 1 Decision Deadline Amid FAFSA Delays, Higher Ed Groups Say

"The FAFSA is usually made public at the beginning of October, with colleges receiving applicants’ information shortly thereafter. In turn, many institutions require their first-year applicants to decide if they will enroll by May 1," Higher Ed Dive reports.

..."The higher education groups raised concerns Wednesday that students and their families will ultimately be the ones put at a disadvantage.

'We all want students and families to have the time they need to consider their financial options before making enrollment decisions,' their statement said.

During the pandemic, many colleges extended their deadlines for enrollment, scholarship and financial aid, the organizations said. They are calling on college leaders to make similar accommodations this application cycle.

Statement signatories include: ... 

  • National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators."

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Publication Date: 2/1/2024

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