FAFSA Glitches May Keep Students From Getting Crucial Financial Aid Info

"The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is a vital tool for prospective college students and their parents seeking financial aid. Most colleges use the form when deciding how much aid to offer applicants, and over 17 million students end up filling out the form each year," Reason writes.

... "'This problematic rollout is causing more than just an administrative headache. For students—and even schools themselves—the ripple effect could be catastrophic,' Justin Draeger and Ted Mitchell, presidents of the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators and the American Council on Education, respectively, wrote on Thursday. 'Federal financial aid programs were created to open the doors to higher education, bringing a dream within reach for some who would otherwise be unable to unlock that future. Those who can least afford to pay for college will be the most adversely affected.'"

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Publication Date: 2/8/2024

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