In an ‘unforced error,’ the feds just botched financial aid data for roughly 200K students

The U.S. Department of Education sent hundreds of thousands of inaccurate student financial aid assessments to colleges in recent weeks, it acknowledged Friday—an error it blamed on an outside vendor.

Although the announcement said the problem has been resolved, it likely will further delay financial aid offers to college and high school students.

The Department did not specifically identify which vendor it was blaming, and in such large projects, multiple vendors and subcontractors are often involved. General Dynamics in particular has been a sore subject in the Education Department in recent months.

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