Why FAFSA Simplification is a Joke

  1. Simplifying the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
  1. FAFSA simplification doesn’t eliminate means-testing — the process of sorting college students into the ‘deserving’ and ‘undeserving.’ Incredibly, it even asks “who’s your daddy?” Students left out of the financial aid system now because they aren’t “poor enough” still don’t get aid. And with the destruction of the middle-class, that population is rapidly growing. Undocumented students are entirely excluded.

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Professor of Sociology & Medicine, Temple University; Founding Director, Hope Center for College, Community & Justice; Chief Strategy Officer, Edquity

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Sara Goldrick-Rab

Sara Goldrick-Rab

Professor of Sociology & Medicine, Temple University; Founding Director, Hope Center for College, Community & Justice; Chief Strategy Officer, Edquity

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