Voices from the FAFSA Frontlines Reveal Complexity and Costs of “Verification” Paperwork Affecting Millions of Low-Income Students
New report shows why simplification efforts must consider process from start to finish

November 16, 2016
The Institute for College Access & Success

On the Sidelines of Simplification: Stories of Navigating the FAFSA Verification Process exposes how an often-overlooked part of the federal student aid process delays aid and enrollment for low-income students, consuming the time of college access and financial aid professionals and frustrating their efforts to help students afford and succeed in college. The report underscores verification’s significance for policymakers and others interested in simplifying the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

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