Improve next year's FAFSA by sharing your comments and suggestions
April 11, 2019
Sometimes collecting the right information at the start makes the entire financial aid process go smoother.
That is why it's important for financial aid professionals among others to take this opportunity to comment on the draft versions of the proposed 2020-21 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) form, the Student Aid Report (SAR), and the SAR Acknowledgement.
According to the April 4 Electronic Announcement from the Department of Education, the comment period is an opportunity for the community to provide feedback and input on the information collected on the FAFSA form. In the announcement, the Department stressed that only comments regarding the FAFSA form and related forms should be submitted during this comment period. Comments related to topics such as the FSA ID or the verification process should not be submitted using this process.
The deadline to review the updated draft documents and submit comments is June 3, 2019. The drafts of the 2020-21 FAFSA form, SAR and SAR Acknowledgement can be viewed by clicking this link: https://www.regulations.gov/docket?D=ED-2019-ICCD-0039.