United States Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced in a press conference that there is a plan to let students apply for FAFSA, or Free Application for Federal Student Aid, by using a mobile app on their phone. A Senate committee has also been looking into ways to make the Free Application for Federal Student Aid process more streamlined and easy to navigate. People have been complaining about the difficulty of filling out the FAFSA applications. There are so many things you can do on your smartphone these days anyway.
This is just one step in a series of steps that the government has been taking to make the process for applying for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid an easier process. This started with Barack Obama administration.
The Obama Administration made it more easy and quick to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. They did this by reducing the number of questions and shortening the forms. They also used skip technology to automatically skip questions based on previous questions that students answered. They also gave students the option of automatically importing their tax data. Betsy DeVos said that if you can get a mortgage on your mobile phone you should also be able to get financial aid for your education. She said that this will not only make it easier for students but that it will also make it easier for financial aid professionals by reducing the vast amount of paperwork that they have to deal with.