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The New FAFSA Will Be Available by Dec. 31 — What Families Need To Know About the College Financial Aid Form

For many families, financial aid is key when it comes to paying for college.

But students must first fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid to access any assistance. And this year, the FAFSA has been significantly delayed.

For the 2024-2025 school year, a new, streamlined FAFSA form will be available on or before Dec. 31, 2023, up to nearly three months later than in previous years. The Education Department said it plans to return to an Oct. 1 start date next year.


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