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2024-25 FAFSA Updates

Significant changes are on the horizon for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) application, set to take effect for the 2024-2025 aid year!

The FAFSA Simplification Act, approved by Congress in 2020, stands as a substantial revamp of the mechanisms and infrastructure employed in the allocation of federal student assistance. This encompasses modifications to the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form, alterations in the need assessment process used to establish eligibility for federal aid, shifts in terminology, and numerous policy and procedural adjustments for educational institutions engaged in federal student aid initiatives.

See what Federal Aid you might qualify for here (note this is not the FASFA).

What can I expect with the new changes?

The FAFSA Simplification Act brings a number of advantages, such as streamlining the application process for FAFSA, enhancing the user experience, broadening eligibility for federal student aid, and lowering obstacles for specific student demographics like homeless and unaccompanied youth, incarcerated students, English language learners, and those from economically disadvantaged backgrounds.

Among the new changes are, but not limited to:

When should I submit my application for the 2024-25 FAFSA?

New students intending to start their classes at Husson in the fall of 2024 should aim to fill out the FAFSA as soon as it's accessible in December. As for returning Husson students, it's advisable to complete the FAFSA by the priority deadline of April 15th. You can find more details about the application process for both undergraduate and graduate students on our website.

For more information

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