Future Changes Coming to FAFSA List
After ending the practice of sharing a student’s college preferences with higher institutions, the Department of Education plans to further restrict how it shares data information from the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form. Beginning with the 2017-18 academic year, state agencies will receive a randomized order in which students list their desired colleges on the FAFSA form. The decision will likely impact how much financial aid state officials award, as well as create a burden on students who apply.
For more on the Education Department’s proposal to limit FAFSA information, check out the full article on the Inside Higher Ed Web site.