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OPINION: There’s a temporary fix to the FAFSA mess — all colleges must extend decision deadlines

 

The Hechinger Report

FAFSA’s glitch-plagued revision has caused delays in financial aid data transmission, leaving students uncertain about college costs. The American Council on Education urges colleges to extend decision deadlines, as many students receive admission offers without knowing their grant aid or loan size. Over 175 institutions, including DePaul University and the University of California system, have extended deadlines. Some colleges face pressures to meet enrollment targets, maintaining deadlines. However, extending deadlines or providing clear assurances could alleviate the crisis and restore confidence in higher education.

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