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Lamar Alexander says Senate Takes “Big First Step” in Simplifying the FAFSA for 20 Million American Families


U.S. SenateWashington, D.C. – Senate education committee Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) on Thursday, December 5th said “the Senate has taken a big first step in simplifying the FAFSA for 20 million families, including 8 million minority students,” after the Senate passed bipartisan legislation that makes permanent $255 million in annual funding for HBCUs, cuts up to 22 questions from the federal student aid application form (FAFSA), and eliminates bureaucratic verification nightmare for most students.

The bipartisan amendment to the House-passed FUTURE Act is sponsored by Alexander, Senate education committee Ranking Member Patty Murray (D-Wash.) and Senators Tim Scott (R-S.C.), Doug Jones (D-Ala.), Richard Burr (R-N.C.) and Chris Coons (D-Del.).

U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander

U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander

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