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In reversal, Education Department to reprocess all FAFSAs hit by tax error


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US Education Department to reprocess 15-20% of federal financial aid applications due to tax data errors. Change from original plan to only correct forms with errors reducing aid amounts, following feedback from colleges. New FAFSA form, aimed at simplifying process, launched late with errors. Delays impacted colleges’ aid disbursement and students’ decision-making. Reprocessing starts in April. Colleges can use original or reprocessed records for aid offers. Department resolved issue preventing online FAFSA submission for students with parents lacking Social Security numbers.

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