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.

Spending package boosts maximum Pell Grant by $400

The recently passed fiscal year 2022 budget includes $3 billion for higher education, an additional $25 billion for federal student aid, and the largest increase to the maximum Pell Grant in more than a decade.