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‘Crisis of credibility’: FAFSA rollout panned during congressional hearing


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US Education Department’s FAFSA Simplification Act rollout criticized for technical issues, delays, and last-minute changes. High school seniors completing FAFSA down 40% due to issues. Education Department’s credibility questioned as 30% of FAFSA forms affected by errors. UNC-Chapel Hill yet to send financial aid offers. Low-income, first-generation students most affected. Republicans criticize Education Department’s handling, suggest job losses. Education Department’s policy agenda distractions blamed. Funding concerns for Federal Student Aid office raised. Vendor’s role in rollout questioned.

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