is a federal application and in most cases is the gateway to financial assistance for many students, said Anne Wohlfert, director of Treasurys Student Financial Services Bureau.
In addition, FAFSA
will now have real family income numbers from federal income tax returns, rather than estimates.
The DRT outage harms students and families in multiple ways, making the FAFSA
more difficult to complete, making more students subject to verification, and leaving families with fewer available financial aid office resources for help navigating the financial aid process," Justin S.
Regarding processing, potential conflicts in verification were expected--considering that the same income year (2015) would serve as the basis for two FAFSA
The income information needed to complete the FAFSA
and apply for income-driven repayment (IDR) plans may be found on a previously filed tax return.
Students who complete the FAFSA
application are twice as likely to enroll in college as those who do not.
amp;nbsp;The federal deadline for filing the 2017-2018 FAFSA
isn't until June 20, 2018.
So take a few minutes and sign up to receive Up Next texts and fill out your FAFSA
But closer examination suggests that FAFSA
reminder text messages may not be so effective and may even expose students to significant harm.
There would certainly be a large market for FAFSA
support services in our area.
The importance of filling out FAFSA
especially among first-generation college students--is clear.
But the simplification of the FAFSA
has been cause for concern among selective colleges who are hesitant to part with any institutional aid dollars.