Office of Financial Aid

2024-2025 FAFSA

2024-25 FAFSA Upcoming Changes

FAFSA changes continue to be implemented by the U.S. Department of Education (the Department). 

Information on this webpage is subject to change as new information becomes available.

Review these tips before completing the FAFSA, to help the process go smoothly. 

Please be advised that these changes are still being implemented by the Department. If you are attempting to complete your FAFSA and are having difficulties, please review the 2024-25 FAFSA Issues document which may contain your issue and a possible solution. If your issue is not listed, please contact the Federal Student Aid Information Center at 1-800-4-FED-AID (1-800-433-3243).  

After the FAFSA is Completed

  • Filers will begin receiving emails in mid-March from the Department informing them that their FAFSA form has been fully processed and their FAFSA information has been sent to the schools they listed on their form. NOTE: FAFSA information will be released on a rolling basis by the Department, so it may take longer for 十大彩票正规平台 to receive your FAFSA.

  • Filers who applied using the online FAFSA form will receive an email that they can access their FAFSA Submission Summary by logging in to StudentAid.gov using their account username and password.

  • Review the FAFSA Submission Summary carefully. If it indicates additional information must be provided to 十大彩票正规平台 in order for a financial aid offer to be generated, check OASIS and your 十大彩票正规平台 email within 5 business days for further instructions.

  • Filers will be able to make corrections to their FAFSA once their eligibility has been calculated and ISIR generated. Students may view their eligibility calculation by logging back into their Studentaid.gov account.

Projected Award Offer Release Dates

The following chart provides projected dates for our awarding cycle for the 2024-25 year. Check our website and your 十大彩票正规平台 email for updates as these dates may change. 

While you wait for your award offer, use our Cost Calculator to get an estimate of your college expenses for the upcoming school year. 

Student Type Date
First-Time In College Late-April
New Transfers May
New Graduate (Master’s Degree or higher) May
Returning/Continuing Mid-June

Unusual Circumstances

Students with unusual circumstances are defined as:

A student for whom a financial aid administrator makes a documented determination of independence by reason of unusual circumstances which prevent the student from contacting parents. These circumstances could include—

  • human trafficking, as described in the Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000 (22 U.S.C. 7101 et seq.)
  • legally granted refugee or asylum status and are separate from their parents, or their parents are displaced in a foreign country
  • parental abandonment or estrangement and have not been adopted
  • abusive or threatening environment or
  • student or parental incarceration and contact with parents would pose a risk to the student.

Provisional Independent Status

Beginning with the 2024-25 Award Year, both first-time and renewal applicants who indicate on their FAFSA form that they have an unusual circumstance will be granted provisional independent status. They will be able to complete the form without providing parental information. They will also receive an estimate of their federal student aid eligibility, which will be subject to a final determination by the institution they attend. If a student's institution approves their unusual circumstances, their independent status will carry over when they renew their FAFSA form in future award years, and they will be considered independent for as long as they remain at the same institution and their circumstances remain unchanged.