What the FAFSA misses
Jun 24, 2024

What the FAFSA misses

With all that data you input on FAFSA forms, there's still something big missing: overall household wealth.

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What role should household wealth play in determining a student’s financial aid package? 

Jun 24, 2024
The FAFSA does not ask about two key measures of wealth – the family home and retirement accounts.
Some researchers think the education system should be taking a closer look at a student’s household wealth in determining financial aid.
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Boeing may face criminal charges

There are reports today that federal prosecutors are recommending criminal charges against Boeing in connection with two fatal crashes several years ago involving Boeing 737Max planes. Senior officials still have to make a final decision.

Amid shortage, nurses abroad wait longer for visas

Jun 24, 2024
Qualified and experienced nurses are in high demand. And the Health Resources & Services Administration projects a shortfall of tens of thousands of registered nurses annually.
One way employers could help alleviate the nursing shortage? Do more to retain the nurses they already have.
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