Last year, just 68% of families filed the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®), the gateway to $150 billion in scholarships, grants, work study, and federal student loans. Among the top reasons for not filing? Families cited the complexity of the FAFSA, along with the time it takes to file. In addition, of those who didn’t complete the FAFSA for academic year 2020-21, 44% said they didn’t think they’d qualify for aid. To help students and families complete the FAFSA®, and ultimately make informed decisions about financing higher education, Sallie Mae® today rolled out a free FAFSA® application tool that simplifies the process and dramatically reduces the time it takes to file fo(…) Read More »