Federal Student Aid has been hard at work updating their email programming for the 2021-2022 FAFSA cycle. They began sending emails to 2019-2020 FAFSA filers who haven’t filed the 2021-2022 form yet. According to FSA, ” The goals of the email campaign are to make customers aware that the 2021-2022 FAFSA form is available and to encourage them to complete the form early.”

Eligible students and parents who have a valid email address in the Central Processing System will receive an email at some point between now and early December. In January, students who are renewal eligible but still have not submitted a 2021-2022 FAFSA form will receive an email reminder. Students and parents may receive different messages based on certain factors. The specific email text is attached to this notice for your reference. 

Eligible students and parents who have opted in to receive SMS notifications may receive a notification in addition to an email.

Students and parents can now complete and submit the 2021-2022 FAFSA form electronically via fafsa.gov or via the myStudentAid mobile app. One of the features of the 2021-2022 myStudentAid mobile app is the ability for students to complete and submit a 2021-2022 renewal FAFSA form using the myFAFSA function. Click here to read the full electronic announcement.