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In 2020, the FAFSA Simplification Act was enacted into law as part of the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021.

  • Major provisions will be fully implemented during the 2024-2025 award year (starting Fall 2024).
  • The methodology will be introduced to calculate and determine applicant eligibility with a new need-analysis formula.
  • Resources for completing the FAFSA form will be expanded to the 11 most common languages in the United States.