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2018-19 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) Opened Oct. 1

1 month 2 weeks ago
The financial aid filing season officially began at 1 a.m. ET on Sunday, Oct. 1 with the launch of the 2018‒19 FAFSA® at fafsa.gov. Nearly 238,000 online applications were submitted the first day, representing an eight percent increase compared to one year ago. Most students and parents are eligible to use the IRS DRT to electronically transfer their 2016 tax return information. The tool returned Oct. 1 for the 2018‒19 FAFSA with extra security and privacy protections to safeguard sensitive taxpayer data.

Prepared Remarks by Secretary DeVos to JFK Jr. Forum at Harvard Kennedy School

1 month 2 weeks ago
Following are the prepared remarks by U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos to the "JFK Jr. Forum—A conversation on empowering parents" today at the Harvard Kennedy School in Cambridge, Mass. Thank you, Dean Fung, for that kind introduction. And Dean Elmendorf, thank you for the opportunity to be here at the Kennedy School, truly one of the gems not just of Harvard, but of all of American postsecondary education.
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