FAFSA Simplification

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The simplified 2024–25 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) form is now available as part of a soft launch.  During the soft launch, the FAFSA will be available for short periods of time while its performance and form functionality is monitored.  Please note, the site may take some time to load and there will be pauses for technical updates to provide you with a better experience.  Check out some of these FAFSA FAQs to make sure you are ready to file.

Due to this year's delayed application opening, we want you to be aware that our awarding schedule has also shifted.  Our estimate to have awards sent to students is April 15, 2024.

FAFSA Simplification Updates

  • reduced number of questions
  • automatic transfer of IRS data
  • expanded financial aid eligibility
  • heightened security of your personal information
  • offered in the 11 most common languages spoken in the U.S.
  • Student Aid Index (SAI) is replacing the Expected Family Contribution (EFC)
  • FSA ID required for all parties who enter information
  • Incomplete FAFSAs will expire and be deleted after 45 days of inactivity

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