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Column: Three Ways To Fix Financial Aid Form Flaws

22 December 2013 12 views No Comment

“Starting Jan. 1, families with college-bound students will begin submitting the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA is the key to getting most grants, scholarships and loans, but filling it out can be a nightmare,” according to Reuters columnist Liz Weston. “One way to fix the problem is to allow the use of prior-year tax data. A big chunk of financial aid is first-come, first-served, so students are encouraged to submit the FAFSA as soon after the Jan. 1 as possible. … The National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators endorses the change, which it says would help the neediest students.”

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