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U.S. Department of Education Announces Updates for New FAFSA Implementation

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Department of Education (ED) has updated how it calculates the amount of aid students will receive to be in full alignment with the FAFSA Simplification Act. Cardona said the update, the latest in ED’s 2024–25 Better FAFSA ® implementation, will not impact implementation timelines. Since the new 2024–25 FAFSA form became available Dec.

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Higher Ed Officials Express Uncertainty Amid Further FAFSA Delays

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Greg Nayor In what has been another delay, ED announced last week that schools and agencies involved in financial aid will receive Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) information – which they use to determine student total financial aid offerings – until the first half of March. It really does shorten things up quite a bit."

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Department of Education Announces Steps to Make Better FAFSA® More Readily Accessible

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Department of Education (ED) announced additional steps to facilitate submitting the 2024–25 FAFSA form. Last week, ED announced $50 million in funding for personnel and resources, including technical assistance and support, deployed to support institutions, students and their families with Better FAFSA®. On Monday, the U.S.

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Assumption U to Counteract FAFSA Delay by Offering Aid Early

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

The FAFSA Simplification Act, scheduled to go into effect this year, will cut the number of questions on the notoriously difficult application for federal aid—which is also used in calculations for state and institutional awards—from 108 to 36 for most students. Weiner, president of Assumption.

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Study Shows that FAFSA Verification Doesn’t Lead to Lower Enrollment

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) has long been considered one of most confusing and frustrating governmental forms, a 108-question gantlet of information on finances and family for students trying to pay for college. But for around 18% of FAFSA filers, the burden is even worse. The records came from California.

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FAFSA Guidance for Applicants Under Age 13

College Aid Services

Federal Student Aid (FSA) has released updated guidelines for how the FAFSA should be processed for underaged applicants who wish to apply for financial aid.

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Breaking: FAFSA Now Available 24/7

College Aid Services

FSA announces that the 24-25 FAFSA will no longer be limited to specific time frames and families can access the form regularly as in previous years. Over one million applications have already been processed over the last few weeks since the FAFSA’s release and the Department encourages families to continue doing so.

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