U.S. Offers Temporary Patch for FAFSA Technical Glitch

"The Education Department said Tuesday it will fix a technical glitch in its new Free Application for Federal Student Aid that has locked out students whose parents do not have Social Security numbers," Inside Higher Ed reports.

... "Justin Draeger, president and CEO of the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators, said in a statement that the temporary fix will be confusing and burdensome to many and shouldn’t distract from the need for a permanent solution."

"'This adds to the growing list of can’t-miss priorities that the department must deliver in the month of March, a timeline students and institutions desperately need the department to meet,' Draeger said. 'Any further delays would be disastrous for both students and schools.'"

NASFAA's "Notable Headlines" section highlights media coverage of financial aid to help members stay up to date with the latest news. Articles included under the notable headlines section are not written by NASFAA, but rather by external sources. Inclusion in Today's News does not imply endorsement of the material or guarantee the accuracy of information presented.


Publication Date: 2/22/2024

View Desktop Version