Needy Students Are Filing Late – But You Can Change That
Alternative students often say financial issues are the reason they drop out of school. That’s why a new snapshot study by CampusLogic is so alarming. It shows that older students and lower income students file later than younger and higher income students—negatively impacting their financial aid packages.
Many state grant programs and institutional scholarships use FAFSA information to identify needy students, and they award funding on a first-come, first-serve basis. That’s why filing early can be just as important as filing at all, especially since the cost of an education is a major barrier to enrollment and completion.
Filing a FAFSA? There’s an app for that!
The good news is there’s a new resource for your students. The U.S. Department of Education recently launched the MyStudentAid mobile app to help students apply for aid in the 2019-20 academic year. Asked about the new app, Mike Kantrowitz, a financial aid expert said, “It was actually fun to complete. It makes completing the FAFSA much easier.” But do your students know about it?
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