Getting Started with FAFSA
Completing the new FAFSA should be quicker and easier than completing the old version. The Department of Education has acknowledged that the implementation has not been without hiccups, but they are working to fix those as they come up. This year may be a little bumpy, but we anticipate huge benefits from the new form.
Students and families can visit StudentAid.gov/fillingout 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.
Use the FAFSA Simplification Page created by OSU for additional assistance.
You may also want to use The Ultimate Guide for Financial Aid and FAFSA created by Study.com.