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.


Last month, Federal Student Aid released their long-awaited Financial Aid mobile app. The app was dubbed the “myStudentAid Mobile App” and not the FAFSA app to many people’s surprise, but a look at the app’s features reveals that this is more than a FAFSA app. The myStudentAid mobile app will allow users to complete the FAFSA safely and securely from their mobile device, edit and manage an FSA ID and even view their federal student loan and aid history, the app also provides access to information on FSA’s Studentaid.gov and contact information for FSA’s contact centers.

Now students and parents have two ways to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid form; either on the web at www.fafsa.gov or through the new mobile app. According to the announcement from Federal Student Aid, students and parents may now download the myStudentAid app from both the Apple Store (iOS) and Google Play (Android).