• The Free Application for Federal Student Aid has been overhauled this year. 

    Please review the FAFSA Checklist to determine who needs to contribute to the FAFSA and who will need an FSA ID as well as what documents you need to have a successful FAFSA submission. Once you determine who needs an FSA ID, go to Create an Account to get started.

FAQs on the Better FAFSA

  • Q. What is the Better FAFSA?

  • Q: When will the 2024-25 FAFSA open?

  • Q: Why is the form opening in December instead of the standard October 1 date?

  • Q: This new process is being referred to as “FAFSA Simplification.” Is the new form really simplified?

  • Q: Will a student or parent be able to access the 2024-25 FAFSA without an FSA ID?

  • Q: Will individuals without Social Security numbers (SSN) be able to secure an FSA ID to use with the 2024-25 FAFSA?

  • Q: What is the new name for the Expected Family Contribution (EFC)?

  • Q: Will the number of family members in college still be used in determining the SAI?

  • Q: Will small business and family farm net values still be exempt when reporting assets?

  • Q. What are the most significant changes coming to the 2024-25 FAFSA form?

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