Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is Changing

There are major changes and improvements coming to the 2024–25 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) form. This redesigned and streamlined FAFSA form will be available by Dec. 31, 2023.

NOTE: The Office of Financial Aid has received word from the US Department of Education that the release of the 2024-25 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) which is normally available October 1st, 2023, will instead be available by December 31, 2023.

Please expect significant changes such as simplification to the FAFSA and the online processing system. These changes bring evolutionary improvements to the application process, including a new way to calculate aid eligibility, direct taxpayer data sharing with the Internal Revenue Service for improved and seamless income information transfer process for more accuracy, and a shorten FAFSA.

Watch our financial aid webpages for updates as they become available. Remember that you can always reach out to the Office of Financial Aid for questions or concerns. We are here to assist you in your aid journey.

Attend a FREE FAFSA Workshop to learn more!

What Students Need To Know Now

The 2024–25 FAFSA form will expand eligibility for federal student aid.

  • 610,000 new students from low-income backgrounds will be eligible to receive Federal Pell Grants due to updates to student aid calculations.
  • Use the Federal Student Aid Estimator to get an early estimate of what your federal student aid could be after submitting the new form.

The 2024–25 FAFSA form will offer a new, streamlined user experience for students and their families.

  • Applicants will be able to skip as many as 26 FAFSA questions, depending on their individual circumstances. Some applicants will need to complete as few as 18 questions, taking less than 10 minutes.
  • Watch our “2024–25 FAFSA FAQs” playlist to better understand what’s changed on the new form.

What Students Can Do Now

*Source: accessed November 22, 2023

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