New FAFSA App Now Available

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Students now have another avenue to file for federal aid. Thanks to a new mobile app, they can use their smartphones to fill out the FAFSA.

Department of Education officials and college access workers hope the new platform — called myStudentAid — will make it easier for more students to access money for college.

“Our ultimate measure will be if we see an increase in FAFSA completion,” Kim Cook, executive director of the National College Access Network, told Inside Higher Ed. “We hope the mobile platform is more accessible to students so more students will check out the platform and complete it.”

Learn more about the new app.

Admitted writer/editor Mary Stegmeir welcomes additional comments and story ideas at mstegmeir@nacacnet.org. 

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