UNDER SECRETARY TED MITCHELL’S LETTER ON EARLY FAFSA

The 2017-2018 FAFSA will be available for students beginning this year on October 1st. In a recent letter to College President’s, Under Secretary of Education Ted Mitchell urged them to consider providing earlier award notifications to students and families and to encourage students to file their FAFSA as soon after October 1st as possible. He also asked colleges not to move any priority financial aid deadlines earlier than deadlines for recent years, as doing so could cause high school seniors to rush through the college admissions and financial aid processes, countering the benefit of the early FAFSA, more time to comparative shop. http://bit.ly/2brBgAD