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HOW TO APPLY for Financial Aid

The 2024-2025 FAFSA will be available in December 2023. Please read below for additional information. 

The 24-25 FAFSA ushers in the biggest changes made to the federal aid application process in decades. The FAFSA Simplification Act is an initiative by the United States Department of Education to streamline the financial aid process for students and families.

It represents a significant overhaul of federal student aid, including the FAFSA form, need analysis, and many policies and procedures for schools that participate in the Title IV programs.To learn more about the FAFSA Simplification, please visit this website: FAFSA Simplification Act.

With these significant changes to the application process and the FAFSA processing systems being rebuilt to accommodate these changes the 24-25 FAFSA will become available in December

Official dates will be provided at a later time by the Department of Education.

We will continue to update this page as we receive more information from the Department of Education.

Create your FSA ID

While waiting for the new FAFSA to become available we recommend creating your Federal Student Aid (FSA) ID, if you have not done so already.

Students and Contributors will be required to create their own unique FSA ID which can take upwards of 2 weeks. This process must be completed in order to begin the FAFSA application process.

Additional information about this process and who is considered a contributor is available to you now on

To learn more about the FAFSA Process, please review the infographic to the right. 

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