A few days ago

Why does the Dept. of Education make seeking financial aid for post-secondary education so difficult?

For example, the Dept. of Education request Parental information on the FAFSA app for even self-sufficient students simply because they are under 25? Why is parental information necessary for a fully independant tax-paying adolescent?

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A few days ago

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Keep in mind that they are giving away large sums of taxpayer money through grants and subsidized loans.

Given this, it makes sense that they should try to be thorough and try to prevent abuse of the system, defaults on loans, etc.


A few days ago
They haven’t caught up to the times yet it seems, my school has gotten the drift in terms of independent student and special circumstances however. I do however have to fill out a collegeboard profile as well and that costs me $23 everytime I file it, but I have to since my school requires it.