FutureU Podcast Ep. 156: The Simplified FAFSA’s Complicated Rollout

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Hosts Jeff Selingo and Michael Horn talk with Andrew LaCasse, former senior education policy advisor on the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions, about the legislation that revised FAFSA, as well as the challenges FAFSA has encountered in its rollout. Joining the conversation is John Marshall, President of Colorado Mesa University, who shares how his institution is assisting students with the FAFSA process through its confusing launch.

“It’s a rocky road with any kind of massive change,” said LaCasse. “I just don’t think there was the anticipation –even though many folks were raising the alarm bell–that it would be this rocky of a rollout.”

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