Statement by ACE President Ted Mitchell on FAFSA Simplification
December 21, 2020

​“We applaud the bipartisan agreement to simplify the process of applying for federal student aid, which will make it significantly easier for students and families to complete the FAFSA form and increase the number of individuals who receive aid. This bill also includes a number of other significant measures, such as restoring Pell Grant eligibility for incarcerated students.

The pandemic has jeopardized decades of hard-won progress toward increasing access to higher education. This important legislation will support struggling students and families in coming years by simplifying and expanding the federal student aid system, ensuring millions more students will receive financial aid in the future.​"

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