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Unpacking the extent of this year’s FAFSA mess
Apr 11, 2024

Unpacking the extent of this year’s FAFSA mess

Lawmakers and college officials took to Capitol Hill to express their frustrations at the botched rollout of an updated financial aid form.

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About the FAFSA snafu...

Republicans, Democrats and college officials got a chance to vent about the Education Department’s botched rollout of an updated college financial aid form on Wednesday. At a House subcommittee hearing, they complained about unrelenting delays and glitches affecting college plans for millions of families.

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The team

Leanna Byrne Host, BBC
Kelly Silvera Executive Producer
Meredith Garretson Morbey Senior Producer
Erika Soderstrom Producer
Alex Schroeder Producer
Ariana Rosas Producer
Dylan Miettinen Digital Producer
Jesson Duller Media Producer
Nic Perez Director/Producer
James Graham Producer, BBC
Jo Critcher Producer, BBC
Naomi Rainey Producer, BBC
Lis Mahy Producer, BBC