Here’s What Texans Need to Know About the New FAFSA to Get Aid for College

"With the recent launch of the revamped federal application to receive aid for college, financial aid counselors are urging college hopefuls in Texas to fill out the form as soon as possible to up the odds of getting more money — though they will have to wait a few months before they learn how much aid they'll get," The Texas Tribune reports.

..."The U.S. Education Department said on Jan. 30 it will start sending information from completed FAFSAs to colleges in early March, meaning that's the earliest schools can start putting together financial aid packages for applicants. Federal officials had previously planned on sending out FAFSA application information to schools in late January.

'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,' Justin Draeger, the president of the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators, said in a statement about the delay."

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Publication Date: 1/30/2024

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