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Higher ed groups call for quick changes to FAFSA verification

November 8, 2021

A portion of college students is picked annually for aid verification, which is one of the Education Department’s methods of ensuring the integrity of the federal student loan system.

The share of high school seniors selected for verification in recent years has ranged from nearly 40% of FAFSA completers in the 2018-19 academic year to about 23% this year, according to the NASFAA and NCAN report. NCAN is an advocacy organization that works to close equity gaps in higher education.

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