WAOW: Report finds students not filing for financial aid like prior years
WAOW TV 9 Wausau

​By Isak Dinesen

High school seniors in the Badger State aren't applying for financial aid as much as other years.

A new report from Wisconsin Policy Forum says between 2019 and 2021, the amount of students requesting federal aid dropped by more than 12%.

Nationally, the number of students who graduated high school and went on to college have also declined since the start of the pandemic.

A financial aid official in Stevens Point says they've managed to adapt, and haven't seen a significant decline on their end.

"Because we knew that trend was happening, we have done a lot more outreach than we've done in the past. We've increased our communications," University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships Associate Director Melissa Vogler said.

Friday was the first day to apply for federal financial aid; the deadline is June 30th.

For more information on applying for federal aid, click here. 


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