Study Outlines Financial Aid Barriers Beyond FAFSA
July 27, 2010

Fixing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid may not be enough to ease low-income students' access to federal financial assistance, a new report suggests. The study, by the Institute for College Access & Success, lays out the significant barriers that face students after they've filled out the FAFSA, which the Education Department is working to simplify. The major impediment, the group argues, is a process in which the department seeks to verify the financial information submitted by applicants -- a process that disproportionately affects Pell Grant recipients and disqualifies significant numbers of them. The report includes a series of recommendations aimed at lowering the barriers while still ensuring the integrity of the federal financial aid awards process.

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