‘We’re running a FAFSA mill’: A college adviser weighs in on a new requirement

From The Chronicle of Higher Education: “This year, Texas is among the first states to require all high-school seniors to complete the FAFSA before graduating. … This requirement is meant, in part, to show students who didn’t think that they could afford college to see that OMG, they’re eligible for grants and scholarships, which could make college possible. Are such epiphanies happening? … Completing the FAFSA is not what makes college affordable. Completing an admissions application for an institution that makes sense for a student’s financial situation, and then getting the financial-aid award that makes sense for the family, is what makes college affordable. Just because you filed a FAFSA and got an award letter doesn’t mean that’s the best option for you.”

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