Anyone who has had to fill out a FAFSA form understands the feeling of dread, anxiety, frustration, and all the other things that go with filling out that long form.
When I read this article today, I was a little shocked and hoped it was not true because students have enough to worry about as it is.
“Using FAFSA Against Students”
“Some colleges are denying admission and perhaps reducing financial aid to students based on a single, non-financial, non-academic question that students submit to the federal government on their applications for student aid”.
“Millions of high school students and their parents probably have no idea this happens after they fill out the ubiquitous Free Application for Federal Student Aid. The form, known as the FAFSA, is used by nearly every American who needs help paying for college”.
“It turns out students’ pleas for help are now being systematically used against them by some colleges”.
Read the whole thing here: http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2013/10/28/colleges-use-fafsa-information-reject-students-and-potentially-lower-financial-aid
What are your thoughts on this?
Dr Flavius A B Akerele III