Federal Student Aid’s Next Gen website has launched, and it looks pretty slick. Last month FSA combined StudentAid.gov, StudentLoans.gov, FSAID.ed.gov, and part NSLDS.ed.gov student access into one website – StudentAid.gov. All of the functions found in these websites has been consolidated and with the exception of FSAID and NSLDS which will remain operational in the short term, the old sites redirect to the new one. While this is just the first step in what ED hopes will be a better aid delivery system for students, parents, borrowers and even aid administrators, more functionality will be rolled out in the coming year. Check out the details in this video ED posted on YouTube.
FSA also announced training for Financial Aid professionals to introduce the functions of the new platform – the first in the series shows you how to log in. Check it out but be sure to use a supported browser like Firefox or Safari.