The latest announcement from the federal government estimates that the 2024-25 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) will open in early December, two months later than its usual opening date of October 1.
Uprooted Academy would like to update you about the key upcoming dates and milestones prior to the launch of the new FAFSA.
The Pell Grant Look-Up Tables will be released. These tables show the eligibility thresholds for minimum and maximum Pell Grants by household size and adjusted gross income. Students and families can use this early awareness tool to understand the federal grant aid that may be available to them before they complete the FAFSA and receive their Student Aid Report.
The Better FAFSA Preview Tool will be available. This tool will allow counselors and students to see the process for applying for federal student aid in advance. It will be accompanied by training materials, including screenshots, to help counselors prepare to support students through the new process.
The process for obtaining an FSA ID for individuals without a Social Security number will be released. Applicants for FSA IDs will be able to verify their identity through the TransUnion credit bureau or other electronic means.