Each year, over 17 million students fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). For many, it is the first step toward making higher education more affordable and attainable. Several Congress members have expressed their deep concern that delays in the FAFSA dissemination will affect subsequent submission will impact those students most in need of aid.
To voice these concerns, over 70 of members of Congress sent a letter to the US Department of Education (USDE). In the letter, they asked for clarity on how the USDE plans to ensure students and universities have access to the information and resources they need.

For more information and to read the full letter, click here.