Opinion: Every FAFSA Delay Puts College Further Out of Reach

"Each year, more than 17 million students complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA, hoping to secure the financial support they need to afford college. But this year, operational glitches and repeated delays in the U.S. Department of Education’s 'Better FAFSA' rollout threaten to harm the very students and families that financial aid is intended to help" writes NASFAA President and CEO Justin Draeger in an Opinion Guest Essay for The New York Times.

"Despite promises of an easier, more straightforward application process, students and families so far have been met with glitches and delays, and still today, there are entire groups of students blocked from even completing the form."

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Publication Date: 2/8/2024

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