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FAFSA Release Date

Mon, Nov 20th 2023 11:00 am

According to the official website of Federal Student Aid, the release date of the 2024-25 FAFSA form has been pushed back from the original December 1 to "by December 31, 2023." The latest info on the "revised and streamlined FAFSA" is posted at https://studentaid.gov/announcements-events/fafsa-support

Meanwhile, current seniors can save time by creating an FSA-ID account now at https://studentaid.gov/fsa-id/create-account/launch

Here are some of the planned revisions:

  • the number of questions drops from 109 to 31
  • the maximum number of colleges increases from 10 to 20
  • discontinues consideration of the number of family members in college
  • Estimated Family Contribution (EFC) is replaced by Student Aid Index (SAI)
  • The optional IRS Data Retrieval Tool is being replaced by the mandatory IRS Direct Data Exchange.