Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier: Iowa is seeing a drop in the rate and number of high school seniors filing free applications for federal student aid for the upcoming school year — a probable consequence of COVID-19 and an indication some might be abandoning higher education plans for fall. Additionally, the percentage of college students who already have federal aid and want to renew it next year also is down among eligible students, suggesting a “disproportionate number of low-income students might be choosing not to return to college in 2020-21.”