FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
September 14, 2015
Contact: Sarah Schultz, firstname.lastname@example.org, 202.734.6510
FAFSA Application Changes a Huge Victory for Students and Families
[WASHINGTON]–Today, President Obama is announcing administrative changes to make the Free Application for Federal Student Aid easier to complete. Specifically, by making financial aid determinations based on prior-prior year tax figures, families will be able to better access this tax information and have additional time to complete the application. Jennifer Wang, Policy Director of Young Invincibles, released the following statement on the announcement.
“Right now, millions of students do not complete the FAFSA, leading many of them to pass up financial aid they are entitled to. The Administration’s announcement that it will accept easily accessible prior-prior year tax information when applying for financial aid is a huge victory for students and families grappling with mounting college costs.”