FAFSA Simplification

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The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is getting some major revisions starting with the 2024-2025 year.  Due to these large updates, the 2024-2025 application will open in December instead of the usual October 1st.  We will keep you posted on the exact date as soon as it is announced by the Department of Education.

FAFSA 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

Due to these updates and the delayed application opening, we want you to be aware that our awarding schedule has also shifted.  Our tentative awards will be sent to students:

  • April 1, 2025 – New Incoming Freshman
  • May 1, 2025 – Returning Students


Click here to access the Federal Student Aid Estimator for 2024-2025

Click here to read about additional details of the FAFSA Simplification Act.

Please check back for updates.