FAFSA Filings Are Down, Leaving Georgia College-Bound Students in Limbo

By Vanessa McCray, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

A digital billboard just off Ga. 316 in Lawrenceville displays a message that beckons Georgia Gwinnett College students to the campus: “Need help?”

The billboard and other smaller signs that line the campus sidewalks direct visitors to the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) Completion Center.

On a sunny June day, dozens of students, some accompanied by their parents, stopped in and asked for help. The college opened the center in April to rescue students struggling with long-running federal delays and technical glitches since a redesigned version of the FAFSA, meant to streamline the application process, opened in late December.

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