Susan Dynarski's proposal to eliminate the FAFSA form was among the reforms championed by an American Enterprise Institute (AEI) writer and research assistant in an article published Tuesday, April 5.
In "Fix student aid and FAFSA to help more students make better college decision," Rooney Columbus cited Dynarski's proposal to do away with the 108-question FAFSA form as a potential solution to a "maddeningly complicated, bureaucratized process." While Columbus does note that a federal reform to take effect this fall will simplify the federal student aid process — especially for low-income students — it represents but a small step on the path to removing unnecessary obstacles from students' paths to college, she contends.
The American Enterprise Institute is a Washington, D.C.-based conservative think tank.
Columbus's piece was also published by U.S. News & World Report.
Susan Dynarski is a professor of public policy at the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, and a professor of education at the University of Michigan's School of Education. She is co-founder and co-director of the Ford School’s Education Policy Initiative, which engages in applied, policy-relevant research designed to improve overall educational achievement and outcomes.