Another FAFSA snag is delaying financial aid offers for prospective college students

Feb 1, 2024
There's a push to convince colleges and universities to extend their admission deadlines to give students — and schools — more time.
The most recent delay means school counselors will have a month less than usual to help students understand financial aid options.
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Federal student loan payments have restarted. More than a third of borrowers missed the first one.

Dec 28, 2023
Many borrowers need to reorganize their budgets. Disruptions in the loan servicing industry haven't helped.
Among the challenges for those restarting payments, many are working with new loan servicers.
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An improved FAFSA is on the way, but delays mean students and schools will have to scramble

Nov 16, 2023
This year's form will be shorter and easier to fill out. But it'll also arrive more than two months late.
Colleges use the information on the FAFSA to decide how much financial aid to offer applicants.
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Department of Education appoints its first chief economist

Jun 15, 2022
The agency said it’s part of bringing a more data-based approach to policymaking.
The Department of Education recently announced that Jordan Matsudaira will be the first chief economist in its 43-year history.
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Education Secretary says new FAFSA filing date should improve the financial aid process

Sep 30, 2016
Prospective college students will be able to turn in their FAFSA forms starting Oct. 1.
John King speaks during his Senate confirmation hearing to become Education Secretary.
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ITT Tech, Corinthian accreditor loses authority

Sep 26, 2016
The Department of Education strips authority to accredit for-profit schools.
Corinthian Colleges had owned the Everest College system.
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Will acting Education Secretary John King stay?

Mar 14, 2016
The Senate plans to take up King's confirmation Monday for the short-term post.
Dr. John King, speaks during his Senate confirmation hearing to become Education secretary, on Capitol Hill, February 25, 2016 in Washington, DC.
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What to expect from new education chief John King

Jan 4, 2016
The former education commissioner of New York State has a battle-scarred past.