Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
Changes are coming to the 2024-2025 financial aid process

Pod

The 2023-2024 Financial Aid application will be used to determine aid eligibility for Fall 2023, Spring 2024, Summer 2024.

File or renew your aid application for the next school year. Sac State school code: 001150. 

Don’t know which application to complete? FAFSA filers are a U.S. citizen or an eligible noncitizen. For more on FAFSA eligibility click here. CADAA filers are undocumented and nonresident students. For more on CADAA eligibility click here

The 2024-2025 Financial Aid application will be used to determine aid eligibility for Fall 2024, Spring 2025, Summer 2025.

Changes to the 2024-2025 financial aid process

Due to the implementation of new federal aid regulations, there will be some significant changes for financial aid starting with the 2024-2025 academic year. The purpose of the changes is to simplify the application for students and parents as well as to increase the number of students that may be eligible for Financial Aid. Because of the new federal aid regulations, the release of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and the DREAM Act Application (CADAA) for 2024-2025 will be delayed.

Traditionally, the FAFSA and the CADAA are released on October 1 for you to complete and submit for the following academic year. However, due to the National and State regulation changes, there is a delay in when the FAFSA and CADAA applications will be available to students and parents.

THE FAFSA AND CADAA APPLICATIONS FOR 2024-25 WILL BE AVAILABLE IN DECEMBER 31, 2023.

Pro Tips for the 2024-2025 FAFSA Form

FSA ID without SSN

The FSA ID is required to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online as a student applicant or as a contributor (parent/stepparent or spouse of a student applicant.). While in the past, a Social Security Number (SSN) was required to obtain an FSA ID, students’ spouses, parents, and stepparents who do not have an SSN can obtain an FSA ID beginning in late December, 2023.

2024-25 How to Apply for FSA ID (English)

2024-25 How to Apply for FSA ID (Spanish)

Stay Informed

Visit the Financial Aid Important Updates website that is dedicated to the changes for the upcoming 2024-2025 financial aid applications and processes. Check in often for updates and Financial Aid Workshop schedules!

View Sallie Mae’s free FAFSA Guide on their website.