The new FAFSA: Changes to college financial aid application are ‘tectonic,’ says expert

“There’s a delay in the start of the form due to the complexity of simplification,” said higher education expert Mark Kantrowitz.

For the 2024-2025 school year, the FAFSA filing season will open in December, two months later than in previous years. (The Education Department said it plans to return to an October 1 start date next year.)

Middle- and higher-income families with more than one student in college will be impacted the most, according to Kantrowitz. There will be less of an effect on lower-income students whose expected family contribution was already $0.

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