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.