FAFSA Snafu Possibly Contributed To 8% Enrollment Drop
Career College Central summary:
A paperwork snafu following the merger of two Georgia colleges may have contributed to an 8 percent enrollment decline, according to officials at Middle Georgia State College.
Middle Georgia State – the combination of Macon State College and Middle Georgia College – is the product of a round of mergers pushed by the University System of Georgia. When the first class of students to attend the merged college used the Free Application for Federal Student Aid this year, the online application presented them with these two choices: "Middle Georgia College, Cochran, GA" and "Middle Georgia State College, Macon Cam, Macon, GA.”
Students who picked the first received their financial aid normally. Students who picked the second choice didn’t because the identifier was tied to an old school code.
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