Let's make the FAFSA required for a high-school diploma, to increase college enrollment — And more counselors wouldn't hurt either
from The Hechinger Report
Here's an idea worth pursuing: Make every U.S. high school student complete a FAFSA before graduating, to move more students toward college. Here are two more: Hire more school counselors, and simplify the forms for federal aid. As part of a larger movement to bring college-admissions requirements to students, rather than making students seek them out, three states — Illinois, Louisiana and Texas — have adopted laws requiring students to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. Others are considering similar measures, and the time for a national measure has come, even though challenges remain.
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