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Report: Neediest Students Skipping the FAFSA



by Debbie Baratz

Many students are missing out on money for college, a recent study showed. For the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), the June 30 final deadline is past, and many students who are eligible for aid did not complete it, according to the Brooking Institution’s data.

The current nationwide FAFSA completion rate is 61 percent for the 2017–2018 filing cycle, reported the National College Access Network (NCAN). And one in seven students who were eligible for financial aid will now lose the opportunity.

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