Amid Federal Delays, Brown Postpones FAFSA Deadline

"This year, students applying for financial aid using the Free Application for Federal Student Aid form were met with delays following significant changes to the form, leading Brown to extend its own FAFSA deadline to March," The Brown Daily Herald reports.

..."In an email to The Herald, the policy team at the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators — a professional society for financial aid administrators — wrote that 'the new FAFSA should be easier and take less time to complete due to direct transfer of tax information from the IRS into the application.'

The policy team added that 'many more students are exempt from reporting asset information as well, meaning the lowest income students will be entering only demographic information into the FAFSA.'

While some of the initial issues have been resolved, 'we remain very concerned about the remaining unresolved issues, including the inability of students whose parents don’t have social security numbers from being able to complete the FAFSA,' the policy team wrote.

The delayed FAFSA is also set to impact students currently applying to college. 

According to the policy team, the shortened window for universities to receive data and send out aid offers will 'impact students because they’ll have less time to evaluate their financial aid offers and make the best possible college decisions.'"

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Publication Date: 2/13/2024

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