A Last-Minute Sprint to the FAFSA Finish Line

"In late March, as students were reeling from a wave of delays and errors plaguing the new Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FASFA), Chandra Scott, executive director of the college access nonprofit Alabama Possible, sat down with leaders at the Office of Federal Student Aid (FSA) in Washington, D.C.," Inside Higher Ed reports.

... "The Education Department had planned to hand out up to $50 million to organizations that would then recruit financial aid professionals and provide technical assistance to under-resourced institutions. It’s not clear how much money was spent, but that initial pot has been whittled down to $10 million and split evenly between two organizations: the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators and the Partnership for Education Advancement, the latter of which supports minority-serving institutions."

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Publication Date: 5/16/2024

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