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Exciting NEWS! The FAFSA ® application is undergoing major changes!
The FAFSA Simplification Act represents a significant overhaul of the processes and systems used to award federal student aid starting with the 2024-2025 award year. This includes the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA ® ) form, need analysis, and many policies and procedures for schools that participate in federal student aid programs.
What are the changes to the new application?
The changes to the application will simplify and streamline the application process for a better user experience. Important changes that will impact the FAFSA ® form include:
What is a Student Aid Index or SAI? (Previously known as EFC) is a number that determines each student’s eligibility for certain types of federal student aid.
What is a FAFSA ® Submission Summary? (Previously Student Aid Report) is an electronic or paper document that summarizes the information you reported on your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA ® ) form.
What is a Contributor (s) on the FAFSA ® application? Contributors are individuals, such as a parent or spouse that may be required to provide information on an applicant’s FAFSA ® depending on the applicant’s dependency or marital status.
For dependent students with separated or divorced parents, the parent providing the most financial support must be included on the new FAFSA ® .
What is the FUTURE Act Direct Data Exchange or FA-DDX? A Secure method where the Department of Education will be allowed to access tax information held by the IRS pertaining to FAFSA ® applicants—and, where applicable, their parents and spouses.
NOTE: 2024-25 FAFSA
changes are being implemented by the U.S. Department of Education. Information on this webpage is subject to change as new information becomes available.