Virginia launches state financial aid form for students ineligible for FAFSA

by Emily Bamforth • 4 months ago

Virginia released an alternative application for undocumented students seeking aid, following a state bill passed last year.

Arizona State hosted drive-in events to help students fill out FAFSAs

by Betsy Foresman • 1 year ago

The usual on-campus assistance to apply for federal student aid wasn't possible, so the university hosted several drive-in events with the help of parking-lot Wi-Fi.

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

by Betsy Foresman • 3 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 • 4 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.

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

by Wyatt Kash • 4 years ago

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

Some student loan refunds could soon come via plastic

by Patience Wait • 4 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.

Mobile-friendly FAFSA expected in spring 2018

by Emily Tate • 4 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.

Ed Department issues technical guidance for FAFSA tool

by Emily Tate • 5 years ago

The IRS Data Retrieval Tool was suspended earlier this year. The tool, updated to include new security features, will be reinstated in time for the next FAFSA cycle.

Nation's governors urge Education Department and IRS to fix FAFSA app

by Wyatt Kash • 5 years ago

The service interruption will potentially affect millions of college applicants between now and Fall 2017, say nation's governors.