Better FAFSA


Better FAFSA 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 financial aid. These changes are being implemented for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) that students will use to apply for financial aid for the 2024-25 academic year beginning in December 2023. The FAFSA Simplification Act also significantly amended the formula that informs how students qualify for the federal Pell Grant. Below are resources to help you understand these changes.

For more, read the August 4, 2023 Dear Colleague Letter from Federal Student Aid

Soft Launch of the 2024–25 FAFSA® Form | Federal Student Aid

NEW! Draft 2024-25 FAFSA Specifications Guide

2024-25 FAFSA Prototype

2023 FREE Virtual Federal Student Aid Training Conference for Financial Aid Professionals

FSA: FAFSA Simplification Resources

NCAN Better FAFSA Tools and Resources

Better FAFSA 101

FSA Financial Aid Toolkits

FSA Training Center (recordings of FSA Better FAFSA Better Future Webinar series) login required

FSA Financial Aid Toolkit for Counselors

2024-25 FSA FAFSA Roadmap

Pell Eligibility Changes

The Better FAFSA Demo