The Updated FAFSA Rollout Has Been Delayed Until December

  • Typical opening date is October 1
  • This year it has been delayed until December (no definitive date has been announced)
  • The Department of Education has communicated with families that completed the FAFSA last year
  • The New FAFSA was simplified and will require 36 questions to be completed, rather than the 108 on the previous version.
  • A new Student Aid Index (SAI) has replaced the Expected Family Contribution (EFC) as a metric used to calculate need-based aid.
  • The FAFSA deadline for the 2024/2025 school year is June 30th.