Every year, more than a million students don't complete the FAFSA — the main federal student-loan application.
One big reason? The form is so complicated that it discourages some people from even trying.
Researchers at the University of Virginia recently conducted an experiment that sent high school seniors text reminders about steps to finish the FAFSA. They found that those students were 5 to 8 percentage points more likely to enroll into a two-year institution compared with a similar group of high school seniors who did not receive the texts.
Read the full story from NPR.