Delays in federal financial aid news frustrate students and parents.

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  • Delays in federal financial aid decisions are causing frustration for students and parents.
  • Issues stemmed from a delayed release of the FAFSA form and a new formula for computing aid eligibility.

Students and parents across the country are facing uncertainty and frustration as they await crucial financial aid decisions for college. The delays are a result of issues with the revised Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form rollout, which has pushed back the release of aid information typically included with college acceptance letters. The Education Department has acknowledged the struggles and is working to alleviate the consequences of the delays. However, families are still left in limbo as they try to make informed decisions about college choices. The challenges further highlight the disparities faced by underrepresented and vulnerable populations in the college admissions process.

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