Students Can Now Apply For FAFSA Using An App

Contributed by Shawna Mizelle 

Once upon a time phones were only used to make phone calls. Now, technological advancements have made it possible to do virtually anything using a smart phone. Our phones now serve as cameras, alarm clocks, calculators, and mini computers. Apps have been created that allow users to invest in stocks, check bank statements, and even track ovulation. But the Department of Education has now made it possible for students to apply for students to apply for federal aid in the palm of their hand.

The myStudentAid app allows students and parents to apply for loans and grants as well as compare information about schools. FAFSA applications for the 2019-2020 school year recently opened on Monday, October 1st. Meaning this will be the first time the app will be used to complete FAFSA forms and paper work. The app will hopefully increase government aid accessibility for college students nationwide.

“Now, students and their families have federal student aid tools in the palm of their hand, which will help them achieve their higher education goals…” said U.S. Secretary of Education, Betsy Devos, in a press release from the Department of Education.

 

The new app even proved itself a good alternative when the website crashed due to an influx once applications opened. See what people are saying about the myStudentAid app which is available for Android and Apple users below.

 

 

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