THE FAFSA HAS CHANGED
Whether you’re familiar with the FAFSA or not, these resources will help you prepare for what’s coming. This year’s December release date leaves plenty of time for you to get comfortable with everything you’ll need to fly through the FAFSA with the confidence.
create your fsa id
What is the FAFSA?
Why do I need the FAFSA?
Free Application for Federal student aid
The FAFSA is a free, federal form that learners submit to receive aid (loans, scholarships, etc.) for postsecondary education.
paying for education after high school or ged
Most institutions or colleges (2-year, 4-year, technical, etc.) require students to submit the FAFSA in order to provide any financial aid–even if a student can’t or won’t take out loans.
How did the FAFSA change?
Where do I start?
Questions and requirements
Most of the 2024-25 FAFSA changes are about how students and their families report information. Some changes may impact students in important ways.
Stay informed…and create your fsa id
There are several actions students and families can take in preparation for the FAFSA opening in December 2023. The sooner you start, the better! It starts with the FSA ID!
Explore the latest information about the 2024-2025 FAFSA.
Among other legislation, the FAFSA Simplificaion Act has led to modifications of the FAFSA, also known as “Better FAFSA, Better Future.” Federal Student Aid has released information about the changes.
Steps to Prep
The FAFSA can feel overwhelming for many. Review some of our step-by-step guides on how to best prepare to navigate, complete, and benefit from the FAFSA.
Support for fafsa completion
There are often many forms of support for completing the FAFSA. Don’t wait to find assistance! Look out for any workshops, webinars, or events offering support for the 2024-2025 FAFSA.