2024-25 FAFSA available, but students shouldn't rush to complete it
January 02, 2024
The 2024-25 FAFSA is now available, and although many students and parents anxiously awaited its release, they may want to wait a little bit longer to attempt completing it.
The U.S. Department of Education released the 2024-25 FAFSA recently (at the end of December) but have advised that students and families “do not need to rush to fill out the form immediately.” The Department has said because FAFSA results will not be sent to schools until later in January, students and families may want to wait until later to complete the form.
The Department of Education has said it has uncovered some minor issues affecting users. It is addressing those issues concurrently and will continue to minor for any additional issues users may encounter.
According to the Department, students and families may also experience some outages or be placed in what is being referred to as “waiting rooms.” If students or parents experience these issues, they may want to stop and try completing the form again later.
Students and parents should be aware of any priority deadlines established by their school or college for the awarding of institutional aid and make sure they complete the FAFSA by that date.