DeVos says FAFSA app did 'the impossible' for student financial aid

by Betsy Foresman • 2 years ago

A new app for the Free Application For Student Aid is simplifying a process that has historically aggravated users, the education secretary said.

The Education Department is rolling out a mobile-friendly FAFSA

by Mark Satter • 2 years ago

The agency's Office of Federal Student Aid has overhauled the FAFSA website to make it easier for mobile users. Next, it's rolling out a mobile app.

To modernize financial aid system, SNHU launches digital platform

by Ryan Johnston • 2 years ago

Many of the primarily online university's students don't have easy access to an aid office. The effort comes as the government is working on modernization, too.

Education secretary urges SXSW EDU audience to ‘rethink higher education’

by Wyatt Kash • 3 years ago

Betsy DeVos and a panel of entrepreneurs highlight need for more agile ways to meet students’ needs.

Trump's budget reaffirms Education Department's plans to modernize FAFSA

by Emily Tate • 3 years ago

The Trump administration's proposal for fiscal 2019 commits to building a "nimble new system" for the Office of Federal Student Aid.

Some student loan refunds could soon come via plastic

by Patience Wait • 3 years ago

The U.S. Department of Education is about to release its Request for Proposal for a pilot involving four colleges with up to 25,000 students each.

FSA head will lead new Office of Strategy and Transformation

by Ryan Johnston • 3 years ago

The new office will be in charge of streamlining the federal student aid delivery process, the U.S. Department of Education said.

Senator asks DeVos to review FAFSA privacy protections

by Zaid Shoorbajee • 3 years ago

Citing concerns about information privacy in FAFSA, Sen. Ron Wyden is asking the Education secretary to implement stronger security controls.

Mobile-friendly FAFSA expected in spring 2018

by Emily Tate • 3 years ago

The mobile app will allow students to fill out and submit FAFSA forms from their phones — and toggle between devices as they choose.