FAFSA Delay Effects | Financial Aid Update

Students who aspire to attend four-year colleges, and universities should read this: The 2024–25 FAFSA form has undergone significant changes, expanding eligibility for federal student aid and providing a more streamlined user experience. Specifically, the updates are expected to make an estimated 7.3 million students from low-income backgrounds eligible to receive Federal Pell Grants, which is a significant increase in accessibility for financial aid. However, the
recent delay filing deadline to June 2024 may not seem like a significant change, it can significantly impact college-bound students and their families causing students who rely on federal aid to fund their education. They may need to adjust their financial plans, and potentially take on more student loans or find alternative funding sources.

The delay in the filing deadline may cause a delay in the disbursement of financial aid, which can put students in a tight financial spot, especially during the first semester of college when they need to cover immediate expenses such as tuition, room and board, and textbooks.

Some helpful links to help facilitate the student application process:
FAFSA Corrections and Completion Guide
The Key that Unlocks Federal Aid 
Get Student Aid for Community Colleges
Updates to the 2024-25 FAFSA Form
Cómo corregir y enviar la firma en el nuevo formulario FAFSA –
para estudiantes y sus contribuyentes

CPAP: The Comprehensive Preparation Assistance Program

The FREE Comprehensive Preparatory Assistance Program (CPAP) is available to assist students and their families with an updated resource center designed to help them succeed in 2024 and beyond. You can benefit from CPAP’s useful resources if you want to pursue certified training or enroll in a full-time, 2-year, technical, or college program. It’s that easy.

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Teen Math Prodigies Crack 60-Year-Old Puzzle

CBS 60 Minutes presented a segment about the remarkable achievement of two teenage math students, who solved a complex math problem that had gone unsolved for over 60 years! The students, who were only 17 and 18 years old at the time, used their unique perspective and skills to tackle the problem, which was a major milestone in mathematics.    Watch the video

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A new report reveals a gap between students’ knowledge of available opportunities beyond
a four-year degree and their interest in skills-based learning. Tell us your thoughts

The popularity of nondegree courses is rising among recent high school graduates who are less likely to consider college as their next move. According to a survey, 63 percent of teenagers are open to possibilities other than
a four-year degree, and 35 percent of adolescents do not think education beyond high school is required. Only 13% of students believe they are completely ready to decide on their career route after high school, though.
 (IHE, ECMC Group Survey; Jobs for the Future; American Student Assistance)

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