Wondering what's planned for the upcoming FAFSA® season? Or when that important document will be ready so you can use it with your students? You've come to the right place.
FAFSA® News and Enhancements
In the following sections of this page, you'll find the latest scoop on enhancements to the current FAFSA forms or plans for next year's FAFSA form.
Note: We'd like to request that you encourage students and parents to create FSA IDs as soon as possible, especially if they think the Social Security Administration might have incorrect information for them in its files. Send students and parents to StudentAid.gov/fsa-id/create-account to create an FSA ID. Meanwhile, we've developed several resources to help you get the word out about the FSA ID.
Changes on the 2022–23 FAFSA® Form
The 2022–23 FAFSA changes include the following:
- The online FAFSA form will have a visual update and a similar look and feel to the rest of StudentAid.gov.
- Users will be able to select their specific role—student, parent, or preparer—before they enter the FAFSA form.
- For students and parents who don't use the IRS DRT, the Schedule 1 help topics will be updated to include all current exceptions for filing a Schedule 1. "Virtual Currency" will be removed as an exception. Learn how to help students and parents with the Schedule 1 questions.
- Drug convictions no longer affect federal student aid eligibility. As students complete the FAFSA form, they will be asked whether they had a drug conviction for an offense that occurred while they were receiving federal student aid. If the answer is yes, students will be provided a worksheet. Students should answer the questions correctly; however, the questions won't impact students' eligibility.
- Registration status with Selective Service no longer affects students' eligibility to receive federal student aid. However, students can still register through the FAFSA form.
Tell your students: the first F in "FAFSA" stands for "free!" There are websites at which students can get help filing the FAFSA® form for a fee. These sites are not affiliated with or endorsed by the U.S. Department of Education (ED). We urge you to advise your students not to pay these sites for assistance that is provided for free at ED's website.
Availability of FAFSA® Materials and Websites
FAFSA documents and websites become available throughout the late summer and early fall. Keep up with anticipated availability here.
2023–24 FAFSA® Materials and Websites
In late July 2022, we'll provide a table showing sites, forms, worksheets, and other resources related to the 2023–24 FAFSA form, indicating when each item is expected to be available.
2022–23 FAFSA® Materials and Websites
|FAFSA® Document or Website||Availability Estimate|
|FAFSA PDF (English)||Available now|
|FAFSA PDF (Spanish)||Available now|
|FAFSA on the Web Worksheet PDF (English)||Available now|
|FAFSA on the Web Worksheet PDF (Spanish)||Available now|
|Student Aid Report sample (English)||Available now|
|Student Aid Report sample (Spanish)||Available now||SAR Acknowledgement sample (English)||Available now|
|SAR Acknowledgement sample (Spanish)||Available now||FAFSA demo site updated for 2022–23||Available now|
|fafsa.gov screenshots (aka "fafsa.gov Preview Presentation")||Available now||EFC Formula Guide||Available now|
|FAFSA summary of changes (Summary of Changes for the Application Processing System)||Available now|
|Federal School Code List (English)||Available now|
|Federal School Code List (Spanish)||Available now|