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A Simplified FAFSA?!?

Could it really happen? According to a recent article in Inside Higher Ed news, an easier version of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is in the works. The article reveals that U.S. Secretary of Education Margaret Spellings is unveiling a plan to simplify the process by which students apply for federal aid.


Under her proposal, the FAFSA would be cut from 102 questions to 27, and students would find out before their senior year of high school how much federal financial aid they would qualify for.


Seems to us this would be a great help in combination with existing tools, such as the FAFSA4caster. What are your thoughts on Secretary Spellings’ proposal? Would a simplified FAFSA help more students and their families? 


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