This bill would eliminate the Free Application for Financial Student Aid (FAFSA). It would do this by shrinking the 10-page questionnaire to two simple questions - what is your family size, and what was your household income two years ago? This new application would apply to federal financial aid and Pell Grants.
S. 108 would consolidate federal student loan programs from six to three — one each for serving undergraduate students, graduate students, and parent loans. The two existing federal grant programs would also be combined into a single Pell Grant program.
The Pell Grant program would be modified to offer grants to students all year round — not just during specified academic terms — granting them more flexibility as they pursue their degree.
Repayment plans would be narrowed to offer two different options: an income-based repayment plan and a 10-year repayment plan.