High school students who plan to attend college between July 1, 2021, and June 30, 2022, should complete the 2021-22 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) as soon as possible.
To assist students and parents in the process, the Department’s Office of Federal Student Aid (FSA) has been sharing tips @FAFSA.
Students and parents can complete the form online at FAFSA.gov on a desktop or mobile device, and, this year, enhanced help topics provide even more guidance through the form. As a result of user feedback, many financial help topics feature images of the form with relevant line numbers visually highlighted. Also, skip-logic functionality means applicants see only the questions that pertain to them.
By the end of the year, the Department will launch an enhanced myStudentAid mobile app. The updated mobile app will have an entirely new look and feel, and additional features, including:
- A new dashboard that will provide customers with a personalized “home page,” where they can get an overview of their aid, view upcoming loan payments, and access relevant content, resources, and checklists;
- Aid summary that will allow users to view their detailed loan and grant aid information, aid overpayments, remaining Direct Loan and Pell Grant eligibility, and more; and
- Important alerts and account updates within the app’s Notification Center.