New FAFSA 2024 is Available: Apply Now

2024 FAFSA applications are now open and FAFSA application form is soft launched after a much delay on December 30, 2023. as it is soft launched, the application will be open for specific times, and you may find it difficult to apply to. But you need not to worry, as during the soft launch, the department of education is monitoring the performance and efficiency of their online system and the form will soon be available for full time.

During the soft launch period, more than 30,000 forms were successfully submitted. FAFSA form was open on December 30 for 30-min duration, on December 31 for 30 minutes and for two hours on January 01.

The form is expected to be available for short periods of time during the coming days.

Still, the Department of Education has said that families do not need to rush to immediately submit the FAFSA this year.

Even if a student submits the FAFSA now, the applicant will not receive the FAFSA Submission Summary (formerly known as the Student Aid Report) until late January. The report tells students how much federal student aid they areeligible for. An applicant will likely have to wait longer to hear from colleges about how much aid the school may provide.

When Is the FAFSA Deadline?

The deadline for 2023-24 FAFSA application is June 30, 2024. However, you are advised to file as early as possible. You must submit the form at the earliest possible time to meet state and college financial aid deadlines and to get your aid in time for the start of the school year.

You only have to file the FAFSA once to be eligible for all three types of aid.

New FAFSA Dates and Deadline 2024 25

Academic yearFAFSA open dateFAFSA deadline
2023-24Oct. 1, 2022June 30, 2023
2024-25December 30, 2023June 30, 2024

Is the new FAFSA available? The department of education has soft launched FAFSA for the 2024-25 academic years and is available intermittently at

How to submit the FAFSA 2024?

You can submit the FAFSA is available online at please note that during the soft launch period, you may experience waiting and will only be allowed to fill up the form during certain hours. Keep track of time and submit the application accordingly.

If you are unable to complete the form during the given time, you will be able to fill up the remaining details on the next window when the system is online. It is not required to fill up the form in one go. The student is required to fill up the FAFSA form, however, in case of dependents, parents may also fill the FAFSA form using their FSA ID.

What are the questions on FAFSA?

In 2024 FAFSA, there will be only 36 questions, previously the number of questions on FAFSA were 108. The number of questions on the FAFSA may vary for each applicant, based on their financial circumstance. The Department of Education said that for most users, it will take about an hour to finish the form.

How many students apply for FAFSA each year?

About 18 million FAFSAs were submitted during the 2020-21 application cycle, according to Federal Student Aid data.

When does FAFSA open?

The FAFSA opens on Oct. 1 each year. But for the academic year 2024-25 it soft launched in late December and is initially available during certain time of the day.

When to apply for FAFSA?

It is best to apply at the earliest time for FAFSA so that you can receive the loan at the start of you school year.

When is FAFSA due for fall 2023?

The 2023-24 school year FAFSA is due June 30, 2024. Corrections are due Sept. 14, 2024.

Should you apply for FAFSA before applying to college?

Definitely, you must apply for FAFSA even before applying to getting selected at a college. FAFSA only requires you to submit the names of the colleges you are considering to apply to. So it is best strategy to apply for FAFSA before applying to the colleges and list down all colleges you are considering to apply to.


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