Read the full FAFSA study here.
“[…] we can be greatly affected by hassles such as an eight-page, 100 question form, even when the reward of several thousand dollars in financial aid make it clearly worthwhile.”
This is a classic example of Hassle Factors — filling out FAFSA, or Free Application for Federal Student Aid. The usual argument for filling out FAFSA is the reward: “several thousand dollars in financial aid.” In other words, there is, supposedly, enough motivation to conduct the recommended behavior.
However, many students don’t fill out FAFSA at all. Why is that?
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