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‘There’s nothing more important right now’: Cardona commits to fixing FAFSA disaster

 

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Education Secretary Miguel Cardona defends botched federal student aid application debut amid Republican criticism. Glitches in the new Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) system affect 30% of forms, causing processing errors and incorrect financial aid qualifications. Cardona denies staff diversion to Biden’s loan forgiveness efforts, insisting FAFSA remains a priority. GOP lawmakers question department accountability and potential firings over FAFSA issues. Critics accuse the Education Department of lack of apology and tone-deaf leadership. Democrats largely avoid criticism, emphasizing technological challenges and the need to get FAFSA back on track.

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