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2024-25 FAFSA Changes

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Big Changes to the 2024-2025 FAFSA

What You Need to Know at UHV

Big changes have happened to the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for the 2024-2025 academic year! The new FAFSA form will significantly improve, streamline, and redesign how students and their families use the form. With all these changes, the timeline for sending out award letters has changed. Previously, we could get them out at the beginning of April; now, we plan on sending out initial Award Letters for Fall 2024 in mid to late May.

Key Changes Include:

  • No More EFC: The Expected Family Contribution (EFC) has been replaced with the Student Aid Index (SAI).
  • Shorter FAFSA: The application now has fewer questions for students to answer.
  • Available in More Languages: The FAFSA is now available in more languages, making it more accessible.
  • Update in Aid Calculation: The U.S. Department of Education (ED) has updated how it calculates the amount of aid students will receive to be in full alignment with the FAFSA Simplification Act.
  • Increased Pell Grant Eligibility: More students will be eligible for more Pell Grants in the 2024–25 award year and some students will automatically be awarded a Pell Grant based on new income thresholds.
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Important FAFSA Update

Temporary Workaround for Eligible Students without SSNs for Parents or Spouses

Addressing Delays and Issues:

New Requirements for Contributors:

Important Reminders:

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If you have any questions or need assistance with your FAFSA, please contact our financial aid office. We're here to help you navigate the FAFSA process and make your experience at UHV more affordable.

Additional Information for 2024-2025 FAFSA Applicants