Betsy DeVos, the Education Secretary of the U.S., claimed this week that college candidates might soon be allowed to file their applications for federal student aid via a mobile app. Talking at a meeting professionals for student aid in Florida, DeVos claimed that the “Free Application for Federal Student Aid” must keep speed with an age in which individuals normally get a ride, order food, find romantic partners, and transfer money with apps.
She made the gallant statement that the objective is a user experience that will equal with Apple’s Genius Bar or Amazon. Parents as well as students have long criticized that the present form for federal student assistance is too cumbersome and long including lengthy instructions worth 10 pages. The process was additionally complicated in 2017 when privacy and security concerns obligated the government to get rid of an online information retrieval instrument that robotically filled the form with IRS data of a student. The tool again went up this winter.
DeVos claimed that the modifications also dreamed improving cyber security to safeguard personal information. “In general, the next-gen system will be the most important alteration to the process of student aid ever.” Soon after DeVos addressed, the Senate committee supervising education conducted a hearing on making the application procedure easier.
President of the NASFAA (National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators), Justin Draeger, claimed the board that it is imperative to smack a balance while refurbishing the form of application. “Put more basically, the hurdle in front of us it to arrange together an app that is as easy as achievable but yet permits us to differentiate actually who are in need from those who are not,” Draeger claimed to the media in an interview.
Draeger claimed that the procedure might be made simpler if fiscal data that the government owns is involuntarily filled in the form.