The errors have only been discovered and fixed several months later, meaning that thousands of mistaken aid decisions may have been made.
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Two months after admitting to an embarrassing mix-up with student financial aid applications, the Department of Education has announced that it must reprocess an additional 150,000 applications due to errors that may have cost low-income students thousands of dollars in financial aid.

The new wave of reprocessing, first reported at Inside Higher Ed, is a follow-up to last July, when about 180,000 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) forms were investigated for containing faulty numbers.