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Comment Period for Draft 2020–21 FAFSA® Form Is Open

The draft 2020–21 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) form is available for comments until June 3, 2019.

Draft FAFSA® Form, SAR, and SAR Acknowledgement Available
Summary of Changes to the FAFSA® Form Available

Draft FAFSA® Form, SAR, and SAR Acknowledgement Available

The drafts of the FAFSA® form, Student Aid Report (SAR), and SAR Acknowledgement can be viewed at https://www.regulations.gov/docket?D=ED-2019-ICCD-0039. Click on "Supporting Statements" or "Form and Instructions" and then on the "DOC" or "PDF" icons to open the documents. To submit a comment, click on the "Comment Now!" button on the entry page of the docket (at the link above).

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Summary of Changes to the FAFSA® Form Available

We know that many counselors will be particularly interested in the Summary of Enhancements in the "Supporting Statements" area of the docket. The summary provides a snapshot of what's new for the 2020–21 FAFSA® form. Changes for 2020–21 include the following:

  • Some FAFSA questions will be modified based on the new Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017.
  • If a user starts his or her FAFSA form using the myStudentAid mobile app and then decides to complete the form on fafsa.gov, he or she will continue from the same page he or she was on when the form was last saved.
  • In order to protect personally identifiable information, Social Security numbers will be masked on fafsa.gov's "Login" page.

Please download the Summary of Enhancements for full details about these and other changes to the FAFSA form.

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April 05, 2019