The U.S. Department of Education officially announced that the 24-25 FAFSA eligibility information will be provided to schools in the first half of March. Students and families have ample time to submit. Until A&M-Commerce receives FAFSA information, we cannot answer questions about your aid eligibility or status. An email from StudentAid.Gov will be sent once your information has been released. Please review the Federal Student Aid website for more details.
Students and families can visit Filling Out the FAFSA® Form for resources about completing the 2024-25 FAFSA form – including information about creating a StudentAid.gov account without a Social Security number, how to complete the new 2024-25 FAFSA form, and what to do before and after completing the FAFSA form.
NASFAA (National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators) is pleased to offer its explainer document on obtaining an FSA ID for individuals without a Social Security Number (SSN) in Spanish. Please note that the explainer is based on the most recent information from the Department of Education.
The 24-25 FAFSA® is available periodically as a part of a soft launch by the U.S. Department of Education. Although the form will be available for short periods during the monitoring phase of the soft launch, you will have plenty of time to complete & submit the form. You will receive an email confirmation once submitted, and A&M-Commerce should receive your eligibility information in late January. Please review the Federal Student Aid website for more details.
WHEN: 2024-25 FAFSA® is Available in December 2023. Priority Deadline for submitting the FAFSA® has now changed to April 15, 2024.
HOW: To stay updated on the latest information, follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @TAMUCFAO.
The FAFSA Simplification Act represents a significant overhaul of the processes and systems used to offer federal student aid starting with the 2024-25 academic year. This includes the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®), needs analysis (means of determining aid eligibility), and many policies and procedures for schools participating in federal student aid programs. The law will affect every school that offers assistance from the federal student aid programs.
Additionally, the law can potentially affect eligibility for state financial aid programs that use FAFSA® data to determine whether specific criteria are met.
Historically, the FAFSA® has been available beginning October 1 each year. For the 2024-25 academic year, the FAFSA® will be available in December 2023. Updates on an exact date will be posted here when announced.
**PLEASE NOTE ALL INFORMATION DISCUSSED ON THIS PAGE APPLIES TO THE 2024–25 ACADEMIC YEAR AND IS SUBJECT TO CHANGES AS UPDATES ARE RECEIVED FROM THE DEPT OF EDUCATION**