Flawed FAFSA Rollout Impacting Students, Schools, Campuses Across Iowa

"By the end of the first week of this month, the number students at Jefferson High School in Cedar Rapids who had submitted a Free Application for Federal Student Aid — a gateway to higher education for many — was just 61, fewer than half the 125 Jefferson applications submitted through the same period last year," The Gazette reports.

..."Waiting to see what the new forms would look like, how they would comply with new rules, and how eligibility would be calculated going forward, counselors, advocates, and families voiced concern.

'In the best of circumstances, schools will be stressed about the department’s ability to pull this off,' Justin Draeger, president and CEO of the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators, told Inside Higher Ed in October 2022. 'I would say we are not under the best of circumstances.'"

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Publication Date: 2/18/2024

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