Colorado Students In Limbo After FAFSA Error Delays Student Application Information

"Universities won't receive student FAFSA information until March or early April due to a calculation error, according to the U.S. Department of Education," KOAA News 5 reports.

..."A new, simplified FAFSA form mandated by Congress was rolled out in 2023 but it was rife with issues. Many students were unable to access applications until the first week of 2024. In its press release, the department confirmed that it failed to take into account inflation when calculating student aid availability.

'These continued delays, communicated at the last minute, threaten to harm the very students and families that federal student aid is intended to help,' said Justin Draeger, president of the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators, in the release."

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Publication Date: 2/1/2024

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