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March 20, 2007

Going to the Source: A Practical Way to Simplify the FAFSA
Lauren Asher
The Institute for College Access & Success

This report outlines a plan for simplifying the financial aid application process by letting financial aid applicants ask the IRS to automatically answer many of the most difficult and important questions on the FAFSA. In addition to dramatically simplifying the process for students and families, this reform would cut down on costly verification paperwork for colleges and universities, and improve accuracy and data security.

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