The mandated overhaul of FAFSA was intended to make the form easier to fill out and make more students eligible for aid. But when the form arrived, three months late, it was full of issues, creating problems for students in the Southern Tier.

Spencer-Van Etten valedictorian Aubrie Kastenhuber says due to the delayed rollout, she didn't have all of her financial aid information.

That delay meant she was the only one not repping her college on decision day.

"It was sad and it made me so stressed out and I was like, 'Oh my gosh, I have to make this decision, but I don't have any information to make an informed decision,'" said Kastenhuber. "Choosing the college that you're going to is such an important choice. Like it affects not only in the next four or five years of my life, it affects my whole career and life after that."

She tells Fox40, she wasn't the only one experiencing problems. 

"I don't think there's a single person that I talked to that would be an incoming freshman that didn't have a problem with that or that wasn't stressed about it or worried about it or waiting on their financial aid."

Now that it's over, she feels relieved, but says the stressful experience was not how she wanted to end her high school career. 

Kastenhuber will be attending Hobert and William Smith Colleges to pursue teaching.