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Owens, Wilson to Hold Hearing on Ramifications of ED’s FAFSA Failure

WASHINGTON — On Wednesday, April 10, at 10:15 a.m., the Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Development will hold a hearing titled: “FAFSA Fail: Examining the Impact on Students, Families, and Schools.”

Chairman Burgess Owens (R-UT) said: “The Education Department’s FAFSA rollout has been defined by poor communication, negligence, and incompetence that has wreaked havoc on the entire university system. FAFSA delays have left millions of students in limbo, unsure of their academic futures and unable to access additional guidance or assistance. This hearing will examine the dire consequences of the FAFSA failure and its impact on students, families, and colleges.”

Ranking Member Frederica Wilson (D-FL) said: “As students are patiently working through the college application process, it is concerning that many continue to experience delays in the FAFSA process. As policymakers put the education architecture in place, administrators must ensure seamless execution. This is not happening, and we should have a clearer understanding of why. I look forward to hearing from our witnesses on this critical topic. We must remove obstacles that prevent students from accessing education.”

Subcommittee hearing titled "FAFSA Fail: Examining the Impact on Students, Families, and Schools"

10:15 a.m. on Wednesday, April 10, 2024

2175 Rayburn House Office Building

The hearing is open to the press and will be live-streamed on the Committee’s YouTube page.


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