I was having a discussion with a friend who has a daughter going through the college application process. We both agreed that applying to college now is far more complicated and detailed than when we applied (mid 1980s for both of us). The redone common app and naviance are problematic to put it nicely. High schools and colleges are frustrated - interface errors, submission errors, notification errors, etc. etc. etc.. Any parent who has had to deal with FAFSA can relate to the hair pulling involved with reporting every little financial detail and transaction. There is absolutely no way a child can fill out fafsa unless he has been privy to every financial detail, 1040, mortgage, loan, retirement savings, stocks and investments his parents have been involved with. From those who went through the service academy applications "back in the day", do you think it is more complicated, difficult or detailed now than when you applied?