Think the Federal-Aid Process Is Crazy? Here’s Some ‘Bureaucratic Sanity’

Chronicle of Higher Education

January 09, 2019

The U.S. Department of Education on Wednesday made many people happy. No, really.

Financial-aid officers, college-access advocates, and education wonks all cheered the news that a vexing part of the federal-aid process had just gotten simpler.

Here’s what happened. The Education Department released new guidance on recent changes in 2018-19 and 2019-20 verification requirements. Traditionally, those requirements have hindered many students who file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. Why? They had to round up all (continue reading…)