KXAN: Members of Congress look to simplify FAFSA for low-income students

Twenty million families fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid every year, but members of Congress say many others give up because the form is too complicated.

A Republican from Tennessee and a Democrat from Alabama say college isn’t for everyone, but they want to make sure students who want to enroll can afford it.

Texas Congressman Lloyd Doggett, is working on a similar plan.

“So that no student is denied a higher education because of financial barriers,” said Doggett.

The lawmakers hope that Congress will approve the plan by the end of the year.

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Publisher: KXAN

Author: Jessi Turnure

Date: Oct. 24, 2019

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