Better fafsa 101
What do you need to know about FAFSA?
The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is a key step in any student's journey to pursuing postsecondary education. This form helps the Office of Federal Student Aid (FSA) determine eligibility for federal loans, grants, and work-study programs. The 2024-25 application, aka Better FAFSA, is a simplified update to the form which will allow more prospective students to access and complete it.
What is FAFSA simplification and what does it mean?
The US Department of Education is making updates to FAFSA to make it easier to fill out and understand your options when it comes to financing your degree. Learn more about what's to come below.
SHEEO: FAFSA Simplification
NCAN: Better FAFSA FAQs
NASFAA: FAFSA Simplification Web Center
Resources for Students
Heading to college but have no idea where to start when it comes to financial aid?
The below links will connect you to resources for help from higher ed experts from start to finish.
OFSA: [WATCH] 2024-25 FAFSA FAQs
NASFAA: Will You Be Eligible?
uAspire: Financial Aid Resources and Events
uAspire: Financial Aid Checklist
uAspire: FAFSA Checklist
uAspire: FAFSA Overview Video
uAspire: Parents Guide
Resources for Advocates
Are you a higher ed advocate, policymaker, serve students, or a researcher? Check out these resources just for you!