FAFSA Verification an ‘Unfair Burden’ for Low-Income Students

Though finals are over for most college students and winter break has begun, many still have something looming over their heads: financial aid.

It’s a rolling process for students to complete the documents needed to be eligible for federal financial aid.

And this year, university officials say it’s gotten harder for a lot more students as the federal government works to ensure that aid goes to the students who need it most.

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Just late last week, the U.S. Department of Education said it would forgive $150 million in federal student loans as part of an Obama-era rule to help students paying off loans to now-closed schools.

On Friday, the Department of Education began notifying 15,000 students that their loans would be automatically erased.

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