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Financial Aid Timelines Sway Student Enrollment

A new report shows the importance of aid offers in college decisions—not just amount but also timeliness and clarity, two factors hampered by the FAFSA debacle.

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‘Won’t Get Fooled Again’ on FAFSA

After this year’s disastrous launch of the financial aid form, federal officials say next year’s version will be out on time and with fewer problems. College financial aid professionals are skeptical.

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The FAFSA Broke Me

Burned out and overwhelmed, a financial aid director asks how many aid administrators will leave the field.

Another College Board Official Joins FAFSA Team

College Board chief information officer Jeff Olson is joining the Education Department’s team in charge of implementing next year’s Free...

Leaning Into Credit for Prior Learning

Building an ecosystem that recognizes and values the diverse experiences and knowledge of learners.

CBO Predicts no Pell Shortfall in 2024 Because of FAFSA Issues

The Pell Grant program is expected to run a $11.4 billion surplus for the fiscal year, the Congressional Budget Office...
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More Downsizing at Beleaguered ETS

The former SAT administrator and owner of the GRE offered buyouts to most of its U.S. workforce Tuesday morning, kickstarting its second round of job cuts in under a year.

No Public Comment for Next Year’s FAFSA

The U.S. Department of Education will not be opening next year’s Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FASFA) to public...