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February 5, 2014

Fast-Forward on FAFSA

Thank you for that kind introduction, Principal Maxey. Today, is a great day here at T.C. Williams High School for two reasons.

First, we’re here to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid or FAFSA form. Note that word “free.”

December 13, 2013

Education Department Announces that All Legal Same-Sex Marriages Will Be Recognized for Federal Financial Aid Purposes

As part of the U.S. Department of Education's ongoing efforts to implement inclusive policies that reflect the diversity of American families, and consistent with the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling on Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) in United States v.

April 29, 2013

Education Department Announces Changes to FAFSA Form to More Accurately and Fairly Assess Students' Need for Aid

Today the U.S. Department of Education announced that beginning with the 2014-2015 federal student aid form, the Department will—for the first time—collect income and other information from a dependent student's legal parents regardless of the parents' marital status or gender, if those parents live together.

April 29, 2013

Secretary Duncan to Host Press Call to Discuss Changes to Student Financial Aid Application

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will host a press call today at 3 p.m. to discuss upcoming changes to the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) that will help the Department to more accurately and fairly discuss students' need for aid. Justin Draeger, president of the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators, will join Duncan on the call.

May 30, 2012

92 New School Districts Selected for Project to Help More Students Complete the FAFSA and Access Higher Education

The U.S. Department of Education today announced that 92 additional school districts will now have access to individualized data to help their students complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

March 13, 2012

Education Department Launches New Data Tool to Help High School Officials Increase FAFSA Completion and College Accessibility

The U.S. Department of Education has released a new tool that will help high school counselors and school leaders by giving them a resource to monitor FAFSA completions and better help students access higher education.

June 24, 2009

Obama Administration Announces Streamlined College Aid Application

The Obama Administration today announced a shorter, simpler, and more user friendly Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) that will make it easier to apply for college financial aid.

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