Change in FAFSA could mean less aid for some Indiana students
INDIANA (WFIE) -
A change in next year's FAFSA application will affect students in Indiana with same-sex parents. It could mean less financial aid.
Any student with same-sex parents who live in the same household will now have to report both parents' incomes on the application. But that's not all, students with divorced parents who still live in the same home will also have to report both incomes.
The Department of Education says the changes will not impact the majority of students. But students who live in homes with unmarried or same-sex parents could see their financial aid decrease due to the addition of another parents' income.
USI Financial Services Director Mary Harper says the change presents some headaches.
"It's very difficult now for students to complete the FAFSA. Navigating through an additional hurdle is going to be harmful, I believe, to some students," Harper says.
For all students, the deadline to submit your FAFSA is Monday at midnight.