The Answer Sheet: FAFSA

Posted at 06:32 AM ET, 04/05/2010

All about need-based aid: Flagel, Part 3

Here is the third part of a financial aid primer by Andrew Flagel, dean of admissions and associate vice president for enrollment development for George Mason University in Virginia: “Need-based aid is, for the most part, determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or, in street lingo, FAFSA. Actually, it would more likely be “FAFSizzle”, but that’s not important right now. The U.S. Department of Education works hard every year to make the form easier, but the truth is that any way you cut it the form is going to be somewhat time-consuming and confusing."

By Valerie Strauss  |  06:32 AM ET, 04/05/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  College Admissions | Tags:  Andrew Flagel, FAFSA, financial aid