Changes have been made to FAFSA. Here’s what you should know.

FAFSA helps determine how much federal aid a student can get. The changes to FAFSA were done to make things easier for students.

Kristie Reeter

Jan 5, 2024, 1:31 AM

Updated 136 days ago

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This week new changes rolled out to the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, better known as FAFSA.
 
FAFSA helps determine how much federal aid a student can get. The changes to FAFSA were made to make things easier for students.
 
Cathy Mueller works for Mapping Your Future, a national non-profit organization that helps students and families plan, prepare and pay for college. Mueller says there are a few issues that the U.S. Department of Education has identified that they are working through.
 
Mueller recommends either waiting until mid-January to see if issues might clear up. Mueller says if you do go ahead and fill it out, if you encounter a problem, pause and come back to it later. 
 
Mapping Your Future also says to check with your school to make sure you are not missing any deadlines.


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