‘Game-Changing Crisis’: Lawmakers, Experts Vent FAFSA Frustrations

"'Disaster.' 'Mess.' 'Crisis.' Those were a few terms used by Republicans and Democrats to describe the launch of the new Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FASFA) during a Wednesday hearing of the House higher education subcommittee that revealed their deep frustrations with the Biden administration’s handling of the project, which has run months behind schedule and been riddled with issues," Inside Higher Ed reports.

..."Justin Draeger, president of the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators, said he’s not sure whether the administration took the FAFSA project seriously enough. But 'the evidence speaks for itself,' Draeger said, noting that the department has taken on other tasks along with debt relief, including multiple regulatory overhauls.

'If everything is a priority, any CEO will tell you, you don’t have a strategic roadmap,' he said. 'Unfortunately, we are where we are today because this did not rise to the top.'"

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Publication Date: 4/11/2024

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