The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and the Texas Application for State Financial Aid (TASFA) are getting major updates, including changes to the application process and eligibility criteria. ACC’s Financial Aid Office is committed to providing guidance and support to ensure a smooth transition for both first-time applicants and returning students.
Changes to the FAFSA (for U.S. Citizens & Eligible Non-Citizens)
Simpler Application & Updated Eligibility:
You can expect a shorter, simpler application with fewer questions. Changes to eligibility include an update to the formula used to determine your aid.
Changes to the TASFA (for Non-Citizens & Undocumented Students with Texas Residency)
The TASFA is transitioning from a paper form to an online application.
When Will These Changes Take Place?
These changes will start with the new 2024-2025 FAFSA & TASFA which is set to launch in December 2023. The exact date will be posted here when announced by the Department of Education. The 2024-2025 FAFSA & TASFA will allow you to apply for financial aid for the fall 2024, spring 2025, and summer 2025 semesters.
Apply in December 2023
Looking Ahead: Financial Aid Month
Mark your calendar for February – it’s Financial Aid Month at ACC! ACC’s Financial Aid Office will provide personal help, offer financial aid workshops, and make sure you’re ready to apply for financial aid for the 2024-2025 school year. It’s not just for current students; it’s for future Riverbats too!
Frequently Asked Questions
If you need financial aid for spring 2024, you need to complete the 2023-2024 FAFSA which is available for you to complete now at StudentAid.gov/FAFSA. Use school code 012015 and monitor Self-Service for updates on your financial aid. To complete the 2023-2024 TASFA (for non-citizens and undocumented Texas residents), follow these steps.
If you have already submitted your 2023-2024 FAFSA (or TASFA), there’s no need to reapply for the spring term. Check Self-Service for updates on your spring financial aid.
Yes! You can still apply for financial aid for this school year including fall 2023, spring 2024, and summer 2024 – even if the semester is almost over (or already over)!
To complete this year’s 2023-2024 TASFA (for non-citizens and undocumented Texas residents), follow these steps.
The FAFSA is changing to make it simpler for students and families to apply for college aid. These changes were made possible by the FAFSA Simplification Act, which aims to simplify the process of getting federal student aid.
This transition will streamline the work of all parties involved and provide TASFA applicants with a simplified online financial aid process as opposed to the previous paper application.
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