Social Security Number Glitch On FAFSA College Aid Form Triggers Latest Fix

"Students whose parents don’t have a Social Security number are now able to apply for college financial aid, according to the Department of Education. The department has announced that it is fixing a glitch in the newly revamped Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA, that had prevented parents without a Social Security number, or SSN, from successfully filling out the online form," Forbes reports.

... "'We appreciate the Department’s efforts to provide an interim solution for students who have been unable to complete the FAFSA,' said Justin Draeger, president and CEO of the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators, in a news release.  'But this interim solution…must not distract us from the need to stay squarely focused on a permanent fix.'"

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Publication Date: 2/23/2024

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