Education Department Says FAFSA Fix Is Coming for Social Security Issue

"A fix is on its way for students who haven't been able to complete the new federal financial aid application because their parents don't have Social Security numbers, the Department of Education said Tuesday," USA Today reports.

..."What are people saying about the fix?

The Education Department estimates roughly 2% of applicants overall face this issue. Justin Draeger, head of the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators trade group, said he appreciated the Education Department's efforts but that the interim solution should not deter the ultimate goal.

'This interim solution – which will be confusing and burdensome to many – must not distract us from the need to stay squarely focused on a permanent fix,' Draeger said."

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Publication Date: 2/20/2024

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