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Has the FAFSA Delay Changed Your Decisions Around College?

Applying for financial aid was supposed to get easier with the new version of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, which millions of families and thousands of schools rely on to determine how students will pay for college in America.

But for months, they have had to navigate a bureaucratic mess caused by severe delays and glitches with the new application. As colleges and universities start to release their admissions decisions, many students are in limbo, waiting to hear how much financial aid they will receive before committing to a school.

We want to hear from readers about how issues with the new FAFSA system have shaped their decisions around attending college.

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