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Public Trust, Financial Aid and Evolving Best Practices Top Higher Ed News

The news never stops, and higher education is making its share of headlines. Here are some of the stories we’ve been watching at Digital Measures.

IRS/FAFSA Connection Offline

Security concerns forced the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to suspend the data-retrieval tool used by students as part of the financial aid application process. The Chronicle of Higher Education reports that the tool became unavailable last week with no explanation. On March 9, the Department of Education and IRS said the tool would remain unavailable for weeks due to security concerns. Students can still complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) using information from their tax returns, but this close to the filing deadline, the glitch could prevent some students from completing applications on time. Continue reading “Public Trust, Financial Aid and Evolving Best Practices Top Higher Ed News”