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Fuel to the fire: FAFSA complications cause further delays

Another series of hiccups this financial aid cycle has deferred institutions from assisting needy families four to five months than in years past.

These access and affordability programs geared toward high schoolers reap great results

Whether by providing financial aid or direct admission, high school students are getting excited about these initiatives easing their entry into college.

Soft launch troubles turn the FAFSA Simplification into a headache

The Education Department implemented a "soft launch" of the form on its website last week, but glitches, crashes, and extremely limited available windows have bled past its official launch date and into the new year, and it's yet unclear how long they will last.

FAFSA delayed until Dec. 31: How does this complicate your admissions team?

With the flurry of higher ed staff processing and packaging aid offers, reviewing financial aid appeals and counseling students on the changes, NASFAA is asking the Department of Education to work closely with financial aid offices to protect underresourced students from the lightning-quick turnaround. 

One university’s answer to the FAFSA fuss: Making their own forms

Assumption University, a Massachusetts private university, plans to dodge the headache of the new FAFSA implementation with its own form that promises to provide applicants as early as next week.

UChicago pays $13.5 million settlement to group accusing it engaged in price fixing

The suit called 17 elite schools a "cartel" and "gatekeepers of the American dream" for defrauding students of hundreds of millions of dollars in financial aid.

With new safeguards rule, cybersecurity programs become even more critical for higher ed

The result of a Title IV compliance review could include fines, submitting technically perfect requests to the department for reimbursement and even losing eligibility for financial aid.

4 ways financial aid partnerships can help you ride out the turbulent FAFSA season

FAS found that only about 25% of institutions are satisfied with existing financial aid services. Recent national developments will only exacerbate the problem.

These 15 colleges offer the most financial aid for international undergrad students

International student enrollment has largely recouped to pre-pandemic numbers, including at the graduate level, with students from India, China, Sub-Saharan Africa and Iran helping drive the way.

Are private colleges losing potential students due to a bad marketing tactic?

Despite the net price for private colleges falling by 11% in the past five years, nearly one-third of parents and students believe that a college education is overpriced. This one simple tactic can be to blame.

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