FAFSA already takes tax information and has you login with your information. This is a waste of time and money since it’s already being done. Make college more affordable, once graduates leave college allow degrees in IT and other fields be acknowledged and accepted to get a new job. Currently, companies to not acknowledge degrees in IT, they want certificates in accordance of DOD 8570 to show graduates can do the work. Many people can’t afford the high costs of getting a certificate after they graduate because they have either no job after graduation or a low salary. Cost for IT certificates from CompTIA, InfoSec, and other companies cost at least $1000 for a course and at least $340 to get a test voucher to take the test. If you don’t pass the exam, you have to keep paying for the test voucher until you pass it, then hope you can finally get a job. Certificates have to be renewed every 1-3 years, which if you can’t get a job becomes difficult. A great example of this is a person has a master’s degree in Cybersecurity and applies to Cybersecurity jobs. They are declined and told they don’t have a CompTIA certificate. The person has a low salary and can’t pay for the certificate. There are no assistance programs to help with costs. Educational loans don’t recognize certificate programs as continuing education, and companies don’t provide assistance for certificate programs to everyone or at all. This creates a problem where the person went to school to get a good job in a field they were passionate about, and can’t get a job because they don’t have a certificate even though they have a higher degree. This causes people to walk away from IT and become discouraged because they can’t get enough money to get there. Please lower costs for college, provide methods for people to get assistance with paying for certificates, provide training for certificates while students are in college, allow educational loan lenders to provide assistance for certificates for continuing education, and provide assistance programs in companies that is for everyone to get certificates that doesn’t discriminate due to their position or department.