ScholarshipOwl uses big data, machine learning to fix the convoluted scholarship application …

Earlier this year, a bipartisan bill was put forward in Congress to fix one of the biggest impediments preventing hopeful American high school students from receiving an affordable higher education: the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, otherwise known as FAFSA. Although it sounds ludicrous, the 10-page, 100 question document, which students (or, more likely, their families) are expected to complete in order to receive government-backed college grants or qualify for loans, has become so burdensome that some 2 million students who would have qualified for Pell grants in 2011 and 2012 did not file a FAFSA form, according to voxgov.com. As a recent New York Times piece on the ridiculous financial aid form put it, “The Fafsa burdens families and prevents students from attending college, while doing little to…


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