FAFSA and Application System

On this page you will find comments in response to draft FAFSAs.

  • NASFAA Comments on 2023-24 FAFSA
    June 30, 2022 - NASFAA submitted comments on the Department of Education’s (ED) draft 2023-24 FAFSA, where NASFAA noted ED’s failure to provide a draft Incarcerated Applicant Form as part of the solicitation for public comment.
  • NASFAA Submits Joint Comments on 2023-24 Incarcerated Applicant FAFSA
    April 26, 2022 - NASFAA submitted joint comments with the Vera Institute of Justice on ED’s proposed Incarcerated Applicant Form.
  • NASFAA Submits Comments on 2023-24 FAFSA
    April 26, 2022 - NASFAA submitted comments to ED on its proposed 2023-24 FAFSA, which is largely unchanged from the 2022-23 FAFSA aside from the removal of questions related to Selective Service Registration and prior drug convictions.
  • NASFAA Submits Comments on Draft 20-21 FAFSA Round 2
    August 2, 2019 - NASFAA submitted comments on the second draft of the 20-21 FAFSA, and urged ED to make changes to the way questions 35 and 82 are posed, and suggested improvements to the question regarding untaxed income.
  • NASFAA Submits Comments on Draft 2020-21 FAFSA
    June 4, 2019 - NASFAA proposed that an additional question be added to the FAFSA in order to maintain eligibility for Simplified Needs Test (SNT) and automatic zero EFC for certain applicants who are affected by the 2018 tax form changes.
  • NASFAA Submits Comments on Proposed 2018-19 FAFSA
    June 14, 2017 - NASFAA reiterated concerns about the new data security solution that will mask DRT data during the application process.
  • Final 2017-18 Draft FAFSA Comments
    May 27, 2016 -     May 26, 2016 To Whom It May Concern: On behalf of the more than 3,000 member institutions of the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA), I am writing to offer our comments on the draft 2017- 18 Free Appl...
  • NASFAA Urges IRS-DRT Enhancements in 2016-17 Draft FAFSA Comments
    October 14, 2015 - Yesterday, NASFAA submitted comments to the Department of Education suggesting ways to improve the FAFSA filing process for the 2016-17 award year. The comments focus specifically on ways to enhance the Internal Revenue Service Data Retrieval Tool (I...
  • NASFAA Submits Comments on the 2016-17 FAFSA
    October 13, 2015 - NASFAA submitted comments to the Department of Education suggesting ways to improve the FAFSA filing process for the 2016-17 award year.
  • NASFAA Comments on the 2013-14 Draft FAFSA
    October 15, 2012 - In comments submitted to the Department of Education, NASFAA encourages the Department to institute a similar comment process and time-frame for the FAFSA on the Web (FOTW) and highlights challenges the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT...
  • NASFAA Submits Comments to the Department of Education on Draft 2012-13 FAFSA
    October 17, 2011 - NASFAA submitted its letter on the 2012-13 draft paper FAFSA to the Department of Education Monday, Oct. 17, 2011, after soliciting and reviewing copies of members' comments and incorporating them into NASFAA's official comments. NASFAA thanks mem...

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