FAFSA Simplification Information

The FAFSA Simplification Act passed on Dec. 27, 2020 as part of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 and represents a significant overhaul of federal student aid, including the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) form, need analysis, and many policies and procedures for schools that participate in the Title IV programs. FSA will be implementing the FAFSA Simplification Act alongside the FAFSA portion of the Fostering Undergraduate Talent by Unlocking Resources for Education (FUTURE) Act which authorizes a direct data exchange with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to facilitate completing the FAFSA form. This page serves as a repository for all information, guidance, and training related to implementation of these laws.

This page contains links to the published Federal Register Notices and regulations related to the FAFSA Simplification Act.

This page contains links to the published Dear Colleague Letters and Electronic Announcements related to the FAFSA Simplification Act and FUTURE Act.

This page contains links to training and other resources related to the FAFSA Simplification Act.

Last Modified: 07/19/2024 • Published: 10/14/2022