Summary: 1996-97 release of our FAFSA Express software.
The U.S. Department of Education will begin distributing the
1996-97 release of our FAFSA Express software in February.
FAFSA Express is a free software package that allows a student to
complete and transmit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid
(FAFSA) using a PC and modem. We are very excited about the
software's ability to help students avoid errors and problems in
applying for Federal student aid.
FAFSA Express is provided by the Department free-of-charge.
If you wish to receive the software, you may order installation
diskettes from the FAFSA Express Customer Service Department
(1-800-801-0576), or download the software from the Department's
World Wide Web home page. The software is not copyrighted and
may be installed on any number of PCs. FAFSA Express may also
be copied and distributed to students who have PCs in their homes.
FAFSA Express must reside on an IBM-compatible PC, with a hard
disk and 3-1/2" floppy diskette drive. To operate the software, the
computer must have a minimum of:
- DOS version 5.0 or higher
- Windows 3.1 or 3.11
- 8 MB memory
- 10 MB hard disk space
- 486 33MHz processor
You will also need a local (non-LAN) modem for transmitting data
through the Title IV Wide Area Network. The modem must be
Hayes-compatible and capable of transmitting at 1200 baud or faster.
A local printer is required for those locations wanting to allow
students to send a hard copy signature page.
We would be very interested in receiving your comments and
suggestions to improve FAFSA Express. Please fax them to Attn:
FAFSA Express Coordinator, at (202) 401-1637. If you have
additional questions about FAFSA Express, please call the FAFSA
Express Customer Service line at 1-800-801-0576.
We hope you will take advantage of this product that we believe will
be of great benefit both to students and to the education community.
Senior Adviser to the Secretary