Great news for students and parents – the FAFSA website has officially launched its new mobile-friendly redesign. Visit fafsa.gov to check it out, and get a head start on your FAFSA today.
Increasing FAFSA completion is a great investment into college access, but how much does making FAFSA easier for students and parents really matter? NCAN states that if we “increase the number of filers by 500,000 nationally, or by just 2 percent, it would yield $1.4 billion in additional Pell Grants annually”. Further, they argue that “high school seniors in higher-poverty school districts are less likely to complete the FAFSA than students in wealthier districts”.
That's why it's great news that the FAFSA website has officially launched its mobile-friendly design that will make the application available to students and parents no matter what device they have. By making the financial aid application more accessible and understandable, it will be easier for students of any background to complete their form. They also reorganized and reworded parts of the site that have previously caused problems and resulted in failure to complete the filing process. For example, now questions are grouped in a different order to make the form less confusing with fewer pages to fill out. Later this summer FAFSA will be introducing its own mobile application to make filing for financial aid even easier – stay tuned! And don't forget, FAFSA opens on October 1st - start getting ready now by checking out all the resources available at https://fafsa.ed.gov/