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.