How the Biden Administration Is Working to Address FAFSA Frustrations

"The Biden administration announced Monday it's adding funding and resources to help speed up FAFSA applications for college students, hoping to counter months of delays that have frustrated prospective students and colleges alike," Scripps Media.

..."That time of year is typically when prospective students hear back from colleges about acceptance and start making plans for attendance. If colleges see a delay in receiving FAFSA information, acceptance and students' opportunities to plan for college may also be delayed.

'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.

The U.S. Department of Education said that over 3.1 million FAFSA forms have been submitted since Dec. 30.

In a press release highlighting the new changes, the department said the 'goal is to not only deploy resources for colleges to accelerate the development of student aid packages, but also to make sure students have adequate time to make important decisions about their higher education options.'"

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Publication Date: 2/5/2024

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