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Fixing FASFA: Black Students and HBCUs Will Lose the Most

 

Diverse: Issues In Higher Education

New Better FASFA form’s rollout causes challenges, setbacks, and concerns among students, caregivers, educators. Effort to simplify federal student aid application process results in complexity, delays, and uncertainty, particularly affecting students of color and HBCUs. HBCUs risk decreased enrollment, potential funding loss, and closure due to issues created by Better FASFA. Changes add complexity, create hurdles for Black students to secure crucial financial aid. TMCF seeks immediate solutions, shifts in government management of Better FASFA process. Delays, lack of clarity present dire consequences for students, institutions. HBCUs, students relying on Pell Grants, other federal aid face little state support, budget drafting challenges, potential closure due to Better FASFA uncertainty

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