22 juin 2014

In 5 Tweets, a Glance at the Proposal to Trim the Fafsa

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/Ticker%20revised%20round%2045.gifBy . When news broke on Wednesday night that the hulking Free Application for Federal Student Aid might be in for some drastic cuts thanks to forthcoming legislation, Twitter’s higher-education wonks were quick to celebrate.
First, the news: In an op-ed published in The New York Times, Sen. Lamar Alexander, a Tennessee Republican, and Sen. Michael F. Bennet, a Colorado Democrat, called for reducing the form to just two questions—to “the size of a postcard.” They are, essentially, “What is your family size?” and “What was your household income two years ago?” Simplification, they argued, will improve access to college. More...

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