2024-25 FAFSA Issue Alerts

Follow the Federal Student Aids 2024-25 FAFSA Issue Alerts page and stay up to date on open issues, workarounds, and solutions.

2024-2025 FAFSA Release Information

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) process has changed to implement provisions of the FUTURE Act and the FAFSA Simplification Act. At a high level, the FAFSA changes are a significant overhaul of the FAFSA system, including an updated FAFSA form, need analysis, and provisions to many of the policies and procedures used by schools. As a result, the 2024-2025 will not be available until sometime in December 2023.

The 2024-2025 FAFSA will be in effect for terms beginning with Fall 2024. Students currently attending can still file the 2023-2024 FAFSA for attendance through the Summer 2024 term.

What changes can you expect with the FAFSA?

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The changes will provide students and families:

  • a more streamlined application process,
  • expanded eligibility for federal student aid, and
  • a new user experience for the FAFSA form.

How can you prepare leading up to the December 2023 open date?

Start Your 2024-25 FAFSA Form
How Do I Complete the 2024-25 FAFSA Form If My Parent Is a Noncitizen?
What Happens After Submitting Your FAFSA Form?
Financial Aid Bootcamp: Dependent Student 2024-25 Prototype Preview
Financial Aid Bootcamp: Independent Student 2024-25 Prototype Preview
Financial Aid Bootcamp: How to Prepare for the 2024-25 FAFSA Form

Need more help?

For more questions about the FAFSA process, visit StudentAid.gov.

For assistance, contact us at financialaid@waubonsee.edu or (630) 466-5774.

For help completing the 2023-2024 FAFSA for current enrollment through Summer 2024, schedule a College Funding Appointment.