Changes to the 2024-2025 FAFSA

The FAFSA Simplification Act

The FAFSA Simplification Act was passed in December 2021 and makes significant changes to the underlying processes and methodologies for determining federal student aid eligibility.

What does the FAFSA Simplification Act do?

  • creates a more streamlined application process
  • expands eligibility for federal financial aid in many instances
  • reduces barriers for certain student populations
  • creates a better user experience in the FAFSA form

Current key information and talking points


2024-2025 FAFSA will not be available until December 2023

Goodbye EFC

Student Aid Index is replacing EFC in the eligibilty formula