A Simpler Application for Student Aid

Applying for money for college just got easier.

This week Secretary Duncan highlighted ways the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) has been made simpler, shorter, and more user friendly. Dr. Jill Biden joined Secretary Duncan and Rhode Island Senator Jack Reed to showcase the streamlined FAFSA at Benjamin Banneker Senior High School in Washington, D.C. Afterward, they visited the counseling office at Banneker and talked with students who were completing the FAFSA from school computers.

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President Obama has challenged the nation to have the highest percentage of college graduates by 2020. Simplifying FAFSA supports that goal by making it easier for students to access financial support for postsecondary studies. For the 2010-11 academic year, students could begin filing their FAFSAs on January 1, 2010.

See Dr. Jill Biden’s blog post about the event.

See more information about how the 2010-11 FAFSA is simpler, shorter, and more user friendly.