Officials Encourage High School Seniors to Apply for FAFSA, Seek Help During Process

"If want to go to college, the first step is applying for the college of your dreams and the next step is figuring out how you’re going to pay for it," ABC 47 reports.

"To make those dreams a reality, FAFSA revamped its application. But since its relaunch, Karen McCarthy, with the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators said the process has gotten trickier.

'There have been several operation difficulties and delays with the 24-25 FAFSA form,' McCarthy said.

McCarthy’s job is to bridge the gap between students and higher education. But since the Department of Education announced it will not be sending processed FAFSA applications to colleges until March, she said higher education seekers are facing uncertainty.

'There is quite a lot of concern for our lowest income students, who we are always trying to encourage to complete the FAFSA as soon as possible,' McCarthy said. 'For those students in particular, the finances are a big part of the equation, in terms of where they’re going to ultimately enroll.'"

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Publication Date: 2/1/2024

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