2021-2022 FAFSA PDF RELEASED

The 2021-2022 FAFSA PDF is here. The 2021-2022 FAFSA cycle began on Oct. 1 and the application is available for students and families to complete until June 30, 2022. The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is the first step in the financial aid process. Students use the FAFSA to apply for federal student aid, such as grants, work-study, and loans. In addition, most states and colleges use information from the FAFSA to award nonfederal aid. FSA is pushing students to apply as early as possible, since some funds are limited, particularly funding from state aid programs which students also apply for through the FAFSA. Be sure to remind your students that some funds are limited, so it’s a good idea to apply as soon as possible. 2021-2022 FAFSA PDF – English

The FAFSA PDF is also available in Spanish. You can grab a copy here: 2021-2022 FAFSA PDF – Spanish

2020-2021 IRS TAX RETURN AND TRANSCRIPT MATRIX FOR FAFSA VERIFICATION

GET YOUR 2020-2021 IRS TAX RETURN AND TRANSCRIPT MATRIX FOR FAFSA VERIFICATION

Be sure to grab a copy of the 2020-2021 IRS Tax Return and Transcript Matrix Although the U.S. Department of Education announced earlier this year that institutions may accept a signed copy of an individual’s tax return for verification the 2020-2021 award year, some students and families may still submit an official IRS Tax Return Transcript to your office for verification. It’s helpful to know which line items from the tax return, the tax transcript, and the FAFSA and ISIR correspond. Click the link below to download a copy.

2020-2021 IRS Tax Return And Transcript Matrix For FAFSA Verification

2019-2020 FAFSA PDF RELEASED

The 2019-2020 FAFSA PDF is here. The 2019-2020 FAFSA cycle began on Oct. 1 and the application is available until June 30, 2020. The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is the first step in the financial aid process. Students use the FAFSA to apply for federal student aid, such as grants, work-study, and loans. In addition, most states and colleges use information from the FAFSA to award nonfederal aid. FSA is pushing students to apply as early as possible, since some funds are limited, particularly funding from state aid programs which students also apply for through the FAFSA. Be sure to remind your students that some funds are limited, so it’s a good idea to apply as soon as possible.

The IRS DRT back for the 2019-2020 FAFSA cycle with stronger security and privacy protections. As a result, the tax information transferred from the IRS does not display on the IRS DRT web page, in the FAFSA form, or on the Student Aid Report. Instead of the user’s tax information being displayed, the phrase “Transferred from the IRS” appears in the appropriate fields on fafsa.gov. Schools will have access to the tax return information that is transferred via the IRS DRT.

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ARE YOU READY FOR THE 2019-2020 FAFSA

The 2019-2020 FAFSA launches on October 1, 2018. 2019-2020 FAFSA applicants will be required to provide their 2017 tax year information on the form. This year, applicants will have two ways to complete the form online by either completing the application at FAFSA.gov or by using the new myStudentAid app to complete the form right form their smart phone. The IRS Data Retrieval Tool (DRT) is reportedly ready to go for the 2019-2020 year too, so, we’re all keeping our fingers crossed that this year, it all works as expected.

THE FREE APPLICATION FOR FEDERAL STUDENT AID GOES MOBILE

If you attended last year’s Federal Student Aid conference in Orlando, Florida you were among the first to hear about FSA’s plans to redesign the FAFSA.Gov website and move the application to a mobile app.

According to an announcement from Federal Student Aid, the redesigned website was launched on July 22. Now, the site is optimized to fit mobile phone screens and has been redesigned for a better user experience. The FAFSA app is expected to be released later this year by October 1, 2018, so that students and parents can begin applying for aid the upcoming 2019-2020 FAFSA application cycle. More specific information on the mobile app, which will become available later this summer, will follow in an upcoming electronic announcement. For now, check out the electronic announcement from FSA for more information and to grab a copy of a helpful PowerPoint that can be used as a reference tool for aid administrators, counselors and even financial aid nights and internal staff training.