Tax Errors Set Back FAFSA Processing—Again

"The U.S. Education Department released additional details Tuesday on the scope and impact of the tax issue flagged last week by financial aid officers, the latest calculation error to beset the beleaguered rollout of the new FAFSA," Inside Higher Ed reports.

..."Justin Draeger, president of the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators, said that while he appreciated the speed at which the department investigated and acknowledged the misstep, the pile-up of errors since colleges began receiving ISIRs last month threatens to throw off even the heavily delayed timelines admissions and financial aid officers are currently operating on.

'Every day matters, and with hundreds of thousands of FAFSAs needing to be reprocessed, even more delays for students are coming,' he wrote in a statement. 'Continually taking two steps forward and one giant step back is not a sustainable pathway toward getting financial aid offers out to students and families.'"

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Publication Date: 4/3/2024

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