Publication Date: June 7, 2006
Author: Jennifer Douglas, General Manager, Student Aid Awareness and Applicant Products and Services
Summary: First draft of the 2007-2008 FAFSA available for comment
Posted on 06-07-2006
The first draft of the 2007-2008 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is available for comment. A Federal Register Notice opening the 60-day public comment period was published June 6, 2006. Comments on the draft FAFSA may be sent by e-mail to FAFSAComments@ed.gov.
We are proposing the following changes to FAFSA questions in order to be compliant with the Higher Education Reconciliation Act (HERA):
1) We added new questions for a student (and spouse) or a student and his/her parents asking about benefits they received from any of five means-tested federal benefit programs.
For detailed information on other changes proposed for the 2007-2008 FAFSA, see the Summary of Changes attached below.