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Important News regarding the 2024-2025 FAFSA®/WASFA

As you might have heard by now, there have been some delays and technical challenges with the U.S. Department of Education’s “soft-launch” of the 2024-2025 FAFSA® which became available on December 31st, 2023. You may have experienced a wait time, technical issues, and/or an inability to access the application as a result.  

We understand that the Department of Education’s delays and technical issues can cause concern for you and your family. We want to assure you that we are monitoring the situation and staying informed of any other possible delays or issues with the 2024-2025 FAFSA®.  We appreciate your patience during this time as you continue to complete and submit your 2024-2025 FAFSA® application.    

We recommend that you submit the 2024-2025 FAFSA® as early as possible, so we can determine your financial aid eligibility in a timely manner.  

Please note that the Department of Education has announced there will be delays in transferring your completed FAFSA® application to colleges/universities. After you complete and submit your FAFSA®, you should receive an email acknowledgement from Federal Student Aid (this message will be sent to the email address you use for FAFSA®). However, our office will not be able to receive your application, see any of your submitted FAFSA® information, or advise on aid eligibility until a later time (currently estimated to be in February 2024).  

If you are not eligible to submit a FAFSA® form, the WASFA application for Washington state residents is now available for students. We have received reports from the Washington Student Achievement Council who process the WASFA application, that some students are not able to submit the form for 2024-2025. Students with unmarried biological parents living together may not be able to submit all parent information. At this time, like the FAFSA®, colleges are unable to receive and view WASFA applications.

We will continue to keep you informed with periodic updates and reminders.

As a reminder, the 2024-2025 school year begins with our summer quarter 2024. This DOES NOT determine your upcoming Spring 2024 aid!

2024-2025 FAFSA®/WASFA Help Available!

SFCC Financial Aid will be hosting on campus FAFSA®/WASFA Completion events to complete the 2024-2025 FAFSA® or WASFA for eligible students. Staff will be available to answer questions and assist you in completing your FAFSA® or WASFA

  • Thursday February 8, 2024, 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm Building 30, Room 101/102
  • Wednesday February 21, 2024, 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm Building 30, Room 101/102
  • Tuesday March 5, 2024, 9:00 am to 11:00 am Building 30, Room 102

Make sure to bring your FSA ID information and 2022 tax records. All students who completed a 2023-2024 will have the same FSA ID as before. Don’t have an FSA ID? Create one before you join us at the workshop.

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2024-2025 FAFSA® Changes

This page provides a detailed review of why the FAFSA® is being updated, what are the changes to the application, and what students and their families can do while waiting for the application to open. Please click on the link provided down below in order to access this information.

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FAQs for Students, Families, & Staff

GOT QUESTIONS? We’ve got you covered! For more information regarding questions students, families, and our campus partners may have about what to expect with the upcoming FAFSA® process, please click on the link provided right below.