Financial Aid Continues Despite Education Dept. Shutdown
Career College Central summary:
While federal financial aid continues, the vast majority of the U.S. Education Department has come to a halt, according to a contingency plan posted on the department's official website Sept. 27.
More than 90% of the department's 4,225 total employees are furloughed.
The only employees currently working are "Presidentially-appointed, Senate-confirmed individuals," those responsible for all things concerning federal financial aid and those "charged with the protection of life and property" according to the site.
The department's website will not be updated throughout the shutdown, transactions will not be processed and inquiries will go answered, it wrote.
However, the majority of federal financial aid operations will continue with a "limited impact" to the FAFSA process, delivery of aid and repayment of student loans.
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