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OPINION: The glitchy FAFSA is only one problem with getting into college. Here’s how to make the process less confusing

 

The Hechinger Report

College application process confusion due to glitchy FAFSA, affirmative action strike-down, and lack of adversity understanding. Admissions officers fear lawsuits, struggle balancing diversity commitments. Students pressured to share life obstacles, lack of high school and home environment data for context. Solutions: better FAFSA communication, increased admissions officers and school counselors communication, standardized recommendation letter templates, implicit bias training for admissions officers, equitable resource allocation, and recruiting at high-poverty schools.

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