Verification Relief Uncertain for New FAFSA Cycle (2022-23); NCAN Urges ED to Extend by Oct. 1

By Carrie Warick, National College Attainment Network

After providing crucial relief to students earlier this summer by suspending the majority of FAFSA verifications, the U.S. Department of Education (ED) released guidance this week that reinstates the category of verification that is paused for the current (2021-22) cycle. In a companion Dear Colleague Letter, ED said it will “continue to consider additional flexibilities” for the upcoming 2022-23 FAFSA filing cycle.

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