Waiting for FAFSA
Katherine Knott and Liam Knox, Inside Higher Ed
Helen Faith is a financial aid director at the University of Wisconsin at Madison. This is the time of year when she focuses on a familiar agenda: hosting informational sessions on financial aid applications for families, reviewing prospective students’ forms, and generally revving up her office’s well-oiled machinery to start crunching numbers and spitting out student aid packages.
But with the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) launch delayed by at least two months, Faith’s fall calendar is up in the air. And she’s not the only one.