Summary: Updated Draft 2001-2002 FAFSA available
Author: General Manager: SFA Student Channel
TO: Student Financial Assistance Partners
FROM: Student Financial Assistance
U.S. Department of Education
RE: Updated Draft 2001-2002 FAFSA available
An updated draft of the 2001-2002 FAFSA, dated 4/19/2000, is now available in IFAP. This new draft accompanies a notice published in the Federal Register on Tuesday, April 18, soliciting comments on the revised form.
The 4/19 draft has undergone quite a facelift. We performed usability testing with students and parents on drafts of the 2001-2002 FAFSA this winter, and made changes based on the results to produce a form that is less intimidating, easier to use, and more attractive.
We look forward to hearing from you about these changes to the 2001-2002 FAFSA. In particular, we would like your comments and suggestions for ways to improve the drug eligibility question and process (#28 on the 2000-2001 FAFSA, #27 on this draft of the 2001-2002 FAFSA).
Comments on this draft are due by May 18, 2000. Instructions for submitting comments can be found in today's Federal Register notice:
1. From the IFAP home page (ifap.ed.gov), click on "New Federal Registers"
2. Click on "04/18/2000"
To see the draft FAFSA:
1. From the IFAP home page, click on "Current SFA Publications"
2. Scroll down and click on "FAFSA and Renewal FAFSA Forms and Instructions"
3. Click on "By 2001-2002 Award Year"
4. Click on "DRAFT FAFSA Form/Instructions"
Please note that you will need version 4.0 or greater of Adobe's free Acrobat Reader to properly view this file.
Thank you for your continued partnership in making the FAFSA easier and friendlier for students and their families.
Jeanne Van Vlandren
General Manager for Students
Student Financial Assistance