States warm to FAFSA requirements

From Inside Higher Ed: “Legislators in Florida, Hawaii, Indiana, Nebraska, New York and South Carolina are this session looking at potential policies that would require public high school students to complete the federal aid application or deliberately opt out of the mandate. Advocates of such policies believe they help show students that college can be affordable and that the barriers to access higher education might not be as formidable as they thought. Lawmakers see FAFSA mandates as ‘actionable, low-hanging fruit,’ said Sunny Deye, program director for postsecondary education at the National Conference of State Legislatures.”

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