US Department of Education announces grant program to boost FAFSA completion

The U.S. Department of Education announced a multimillion-dollar grant program on Monday to help students apply for federal financial aid.

It comes after the rollout of changes to the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA, caused delays throughout this year’s college admissions process.

The changes were meant to make it easier to fill out and expand access to Pell Grants, which don’t need to be repaid. But the launch of the new form was plagued with delays and problems, like failing to adjust family income for inflation. Instead of opening on the usual Oct. 1, it had a soft launch at the end of December.

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