The FAFSA Simplification Act of 2020 allowed for major improvements in the financial aid application process beginning in the 2024/25 academic year. The 24/25 FAFSA and CADAA application are now available to complete.
The Simplified FAFSA will:
- Expand the access to Federal Financial Aid.
- Reduce the number of questions asked.
- Enhance data sharing with the IRS to ease the applicants experience.
The CA Dream Act (CADAA) application has undergone similar major changes and improvements.
The delayed FAFSA and CADAA application launch will only impact the 2024/25 academic year. In the meantime, we recommend viewing each respective FAQ page for an overview on the major changes and improvements that students and families can expect.