The FAFSA Simplification Act prioritized simplifying the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) application process, resulting in changes to the 2024–25 FAFSA® form, process, and methodologies for determining eligibility for federal aid.
The 2024–25 FAFSA is scheduled for release in December rather than its traditional timeframe of October 1. No specific date has been set by the US Department of Education for the December release. Please monitor studentaid.gov and be on the lookout for communications from Federal Student Aid.
“On Dec. 27, 2020, Congress passed the Consolidated Appropriations Act. The law includes provisions that amend the Fostering Undergraduate Talent by Unlocking Resources for Education (FUTURE) Act and includes the FAFSA Simplification Act—a sweeping redesign of the processes and systems used to award federal student aid. Specifically, the law makes it easier for students and families to complete and submit the FAFSA® form and expands access to federal student aid.”
Source: Federal Student Aid: FAFSA® Simplification Fact Sheet
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