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2024-25 FAFSA Changes

FAFSA Simplification Act: What you need to know at UHV

Big changes are coming to the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) in 2024-2025!

As a result of the FAFSA Simplification Act passed by Congress in 2020, significant changes were made to the processes and systems governing federal student aid. This includes revisions to the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) application, changes to the need analysis used to determine eligibility for federal aid, changes to terminology, and the implementation of various policies and procedures for institutions participating in federal student aid programs.

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2024-25 FAFSA Changes

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FAFSA 2024-2025 will be available December 2023

In the past, the FAFSA has been available starting on October 1st each year. Due to significant changes to the application and a rebuild of the FAFSA processing system, the 2024-25 FAFSA will not be available until December 2023. We will update you here when an exact date is announced.

How is the FAFSA changing?

There are a number of benefits of the FAFSA Simplification Act, including a more streamlined application process and a better user experience for the FAFSA, expanded eligibility for federal student aid, and reduced barriers for certain student populations (e.g., homeless and unaccompanied youth, incarcerated students, English language learners, and students from low-income backgrounds).

Some fundamental changes include, but are not limited to: