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August 14, 2017

Feds Announce FAFSA Security Changes, Sparking New Worries

In response to a major security breach, federal officials have announced a change to the financial-aid application that some worry could discourage students from applying for the support they need to go to college.

August 09, 2017

Earlier Financial-Aid Timetable: Did It Make a Difference?

Many colleges and universities sent out financial-aid decisions earlier this year, in response to big changes in the schedule for submitting the FAFSA.

July 12, 2017

You Want More Students Applying for Financial Aid? Bring in Michelle Obama.

A new study shows that Michelle Obama increased communities' financial-aid-application rates when she showed up to boost college access.

June 20, 2017

FAFSA Hacker Was Aiming for Trump Tax Info, Court Records Say

The hacker who prompted federal officials to shut down the FAFSA data-retrieval tool was allegedly aiming for Donald Trump's tax information, according to court records.

April 24, 2017

Where Students Need Financial Aid the Most, Fewer Apply, Study Finds

A new study shows that in high-poverty districts, where students need financial aid the most, the rates of aid applications are lower.

March 31, 2017

FAFSA Tool Won't Be Fixed Until Fall, Feds Say

The Internal Revenue Service and Education Department announced earlier this month that a tool for helping students apply for federal financial aid would be unavailable for several weeks—but now they're saying it will be offline for another six months.

March 10, 2017

FAFSA Application Tool Shut Off Due to Security Concerns, IRS Says

The Internal Revenue Service purposefully shut off a key tool for helping students and parents apply for federal student aid, government officials confirmed, and the tool will continue to be unavailable for "several weeks."

January 27, 2017

Louisiana Sees Huge Spike in FAFSA Completions

Louisiana has seen a huge spike in the number of students submitting federal financial-aid applications, due in part to a big push in schools to help students complete the forms.

December 08, 2016

Why Is Filling Out the FAFSA So Important?

A new study finds that fewer than half of high school seniors are completing a key step on the road to college: filling out the FAFSA, which can unlock money that makes or breaks a student's college chances.

October 26, 2016

Student Aid Can't Keep Up With Rising College Prices

College prices didn't rise as much this year as they did the year before, but they're still rising faster than financial aid, leaving students in a bind.

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