Major Progress on FAFSA Simplification

Major Progress on FAFSA Simplification

Today the Obama Administration announced big changes to simplify the FAFSA, including a plan to start using IRS data to answer the most complicated questions, an approach we have long advocated for. With students and families more worried than ever about how to pay for college, this news couldn't have come at a better time.

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Lauren Asher Named President of the Institute

The board of directors of The Institute for College Access & Success recently named Lauren Asher president, after founding president Robert Shireman became Deputy Under Secretary of Education at the U.S. Department of Education.

"Lauren's passion for expanding opportunity, along with her keen understanding of how to combine high-quality research and analysis with strategic communications and advocacy, make her a major asset to the Institute," said the board of directors in a statement. "She has been instrumental in creating the organization's strong reputation and positive results, and we are confident the Institute will continue to thrive under her leadership."

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