2024-2025 FAFSA Changes

The FAFSA Simplification & Future Acts

Planning to be enrolled during the 2024-2025 Academic Year (Summer 2024, Fall 2024, or Spring 2025) and are looking for financial aid opportunities? You will want to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Completing the FAFSA is the first step in your financial aid journey and something you complete each year. It is a free and quick application process that gives you access to the largest source of financial aid to pay for college!

Beginning with the 2024-2025 academic year, the Department of Education (ED) and Federal Student Aid (FSA) have implemented the congressional FAFSA Simplification Act and the FUTURE Act which represent a significant overhaul of the processes and systems used to award federal student aid. This includes:

  • Updates to the FAFSA form experience
  • Changes to the FAFSA need analysis calculation that determines aid eligibility
  • Additions and changes to commonly known terminology
  • Required changes to school policies, processes, and procedures

While this legislation aims to streamline the application process and increase grant eligibility, it is also important to acknowledge the challenges and delays it's causing across the country for students and families. Please click on each section below to read more about the changes and challenges, and how they may affect you.  

Disclaimer: Millersville University's Office of Financial Aid is dedicated to providing timely updates to students, families, and our community. We'll continue to update this page as we receive more information from the Department of Education and Federal Student Aid. 

Due to the significant amount of changes that are occurring portions of our website, such as Financial Aid Eligibility, may not be accurate for the 2024-2025 Academic Year. We appreciate your patience as we work through making updates.