Mar 04, 2024

Senator Marshall offers assistance for students struggling with FAFSA application failures

Posted Mar 04, 2024 9:00 PM

WASHINGTONThe Biden Administration's attempt to update the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) has put millions of students' financial futures in limbo, according to a media release from Senator Roger Marshall's office.

The failed rollout of the new FAFSA program and the mismanagement by the U.S. Department of Education has led to a nationwide delay on the 2023-2024 FAFSA applications.

Students seeking federal financial aid for higher education courses must complete the FAFSA paperwork to be eligible for the assistance. Unfortunately, the continued hiccups with the Education Departments FAFSA program has created widespread uncertainty for students, parents, and colleges going into the next school year. 

"Repeated delays by the Department of Education in rolling out the new FAFSA application have left millions of students and schools in limbo for the upcoming school year," said Senator Roger Marshall. "Right now, colleges continue to lack the essential data required to formulate financial aid offers, leading to significant uncertainty for students' futures. The mismanagement within the Department of Education disproportionately affects first-generation and low-income college students, who are most reliant on assistance to pursue higher education. As a community college graduate myself, I understand the stress these students face from this mismanagement."

To help students and families navigate this period of uncertainty, Senator Marshall has published a new FAFSA resource guide. The guide includes links and contact information for his office for further assistance. 

FAFSA Resources for Students and Parents

Parents and prospective college students continue to struggle with completing the new FAFSA forms. Below are resources and best practices for the most common concerns and complaints. 

If you have tried the resources below and cannot resolve your issue, please contact our office at (785) 829-9000 for additional assistance. 

Filling out the FAFSA 

FAFSA Deadlines

Renewing your FAFSA

Correcting a current FAFSA Form

IRS Data Retrieval Tool 

Completing the FAFSA without a contributor SSN 

Understanding the Types of Student Aid

Overview of the Student Aid Report