FAFSA Simplification Act
The FAFSA Simplification Act was enacted into law as part of the Consolidated Appropriations Act in 2021 with the goal of streamlining the process through which students apply for federal student aid. These changes are being implemented for the 2024-25 FAFSA form and beyond. The FAFSA for 2024-25 is expected to open in December 2023. Student will be notified when an actual opening date is released.
The FAFSA Simplification Act also significantly amended the formula that calculates how students qualify for the federal Pell Grant.
Below are resources to help you understand these changes.