Students Seeking Financial Aid Beware: "FASFA" Is Not The Same As "FAFSA"

Students Seeking Financial Aid Beware: "FASFA" Is Not The Same As "FAFSA"

Students seeking financial aid from the government to go to college can apply for free online — that is, if they make sure they’re actually on the federal site, and not one that’s really close and charges a fee. [More]

Data Breach At Louisiana Office of Student Financial Assistance

Data Breach At Louisiana Office of Student Financial Assistance

The Louisiana Office of Student Financial Assistance has waited a month to inform students that a disc containing their FAFSA information has been lost. The FAFSA includes information “generally used in identity theft like names and social security numbers,” according to Melanie Amrhein, director of the office. The disc had “added security measures” that she says makes it “unlikely” that anyone will decipher the data.