Smith discusses new FAFSA with Maine Morning Star

Connie Smith, executive director of student financial services at the University of Maine, spoke with Maine Morning Star about preparing for the new, streamlined Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) launching Dec. 31. “We have created a FAFSA Simplification response team whose purpose is to develop a comprehensive communication outreach plan to update both new, incoming students and our continuing student population,” Smith said. “As we adapt to changing deadlines, this team will also adjust existing processes to ensure we are able to provide the financial aid our students depend on.”