Saturday, August 22, 2015

A Great, Bipartisan Idea in College Financing

One of the sad things about the college financing mess in America is that thousands of poor students who could go to college practically free don't know this. To find out how much financial aid you qualify for, you have to complete the dreaded FAFSA form, which is a major pain. Yet the IRS already has most of the information on the FAFSA, and supplying it again is really rather pointless. Now a bipartisan bill has been introduced into the Senate that would cut the FAFSA to two questions. And there is an even better idea out there, a plan to put a box you could check on your 1040 form directing the IRS to supply all your tax information to the financial aid bureaucrats. Wouldn't that be lovely?

1 comment:

G. Verloren said...

What's this? A sane, reasonable proposal that no one in their right mind could find anything to complain about?

How much do you want to bet it's going to be held hostage as leverage to get some other underhanded piece of legislation pushed through? "That's a nice bill you've got there. It'd be a shame is something were to... happen to it."