Delays, glitches in the new FAFSA frustrate families

College applicants have encountered problems during the “soft launch” of the new Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form, leaving students and their families worried they will not receive financial aid packages in time to make informed college choices.

What happens when states mandate FAFSA completion?

Several states now require high school students to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. Their FAFSA filings have increased—but so have concerns about sapping scarce resources from other college-access efforts.

Four ways to reduce the FAFSA verification burden

The federal government should make better use of existing data and limit which students are asked to verify the accuracy of information submitted in their Free Application for Federal Student Aid, a new report recommends.