Consultant Insights


By: Gary Byers, FAS Senior Consultant On Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2024, the U.S. Department of Education (ED) committed to resolving 2024-25 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) submission issues “in the first half of March” for students who have a contributor without a Social Security number (SSN).  In the meantime, students from “mixed-status” families […]

Issues and Delays! What Next?

By:Robert “Bob” Covey-Robbins, FAS Senior Consultant As the financial aid community continues to try to navigate the challenges of implementing FAFSA Simplification, it seems that a new roadblock to maneuver pops up every day. The 2024–25 FAFSA Issue Alerts webpage lists several open issues; each representing an unexpected barrier to a student, spouse, or parent […]

2024-25 ISIR’s Are Delayed until Mid-March. What Can You Do In The Meantime To Prepare?

By: Gary Byers, FAS Senior Consultant The U.S. Department of Education has advised students, colleges, and universities that they will begin distribution of 2024-25 ISIR’s by mid-March.  Per Education Secretary Miguel Cardona, ED wants to “provide institutions with additional resources to assist in preparing student records as quickly and accurately as possible.  The focus will be […]

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