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Haskell Proposes Bill Mandating Students Complete College Aid Forms

Gene G. Puskar

Connecticut State Senator Will Haskell of Westport says some high school seniors and their families lose out on as much as $6,000 a year in federal student aid.

He says that’s because they fail to fill out the free federal student aid form before they graduate.

“This nation is forgoing $24 billion in federal assistance to students. As the price of earning a degree continues to skyrocket in the 21st century, we cannot afford to leave money on the table. 

Haskell says that’s why he’s proposing a bill that would mandate all high school seniors fill out the free federal student aid form by the 2024-‘25 school year.

By the start of 2020, 47% of Connecticut high school seniors and their parents had filled out the FAFSA forms.

As WSHU Public Radio’s award-winning senior political reporter, Ebong Udoma draws on his extensive tenure to delve deep into state politics during a major election year.
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