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Education Department official says they are making fixes on the FAFSA at a ‘rapid pace’

June 24, 2024


Though the new version of the form to apply for federal financial student aid has had its fair share of highly publicized hiccups, Under Secretary of Education James Kvaal says the department has made a lot of progress in the past couple of months.

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid — better known as FAFSA — got a makeover after Congress passed the FAFSA Simplification Act in late 2020. But users faced glitches and technical errors during the Dec. 30 soft launch and past the Jan. 8 official debut for the 2024-25 form, which covers the upcoming school year.

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