Yes they should be streamlined. Anyone who has true doing a FAFSA application and survived is a hero! However using prior yeArs tax reporting to verify eligibility is not useful. If my children worked hard in high school and had a good paying job that will cease when they move away for college. There needs to be not just an open window but an ability to amend later in the year. If a parent oh say worked at GM and filled out the form and got nothing but now their circumstances changes as they are on unemployment then that needs to be taken into consideration.