FAFSA Simplification Communication Samples

Below you will find a repository of member-submitted FAFSA simplification communication samples. 

Note: These documents were created at a single point in time by members, so they may not reflect the most up-to-date knowledge on FAFSA simplification. We recommend you utilize these as a way to brainstorm, format, and inspire your own content.

For up to date FAFSA simplification information, visit our FAFSA Simplification Web Center.

Communication to Internal Financial Aid Teams

  • Sample 1
    • Institution type: Any
    • Content: Presentation outlining how FAFSA simplification will impact financial aid work.
  • Sample 2
    • Institution type: Any (specific interest for institutions with multiple layers of aid managers)
    • Content: A sample agenda for training financial aid team managers.
  • Sample 3
    • Institution type: Any (specific interest for institutions with multiple layers of aid managers)
    • Content: A sample follow-up agenda for training financial aid team managers.
  • Sample 4
    • Institution type: Any
    • Content: Creative training documents for FAFSA simplification (hidden word search, mad lib, and key terms definition matching)
  • Sample 5
    • Institution type: Any
    • Content: Trivia PowerPoint

Communication to Internal Institution Stakeholders

  • Sample 1
    • Institution type: Submitted by a public four year institution with > 15,000 students
    • Content: A sample presentation to institutional stakeholders.
  • Sample 2
    • Institution type: Submitted by a public four year institution with a student population between 5,000 - 10,000 
    • Content: A sample presentation to institutional stakeholders.
  • Sample 3
    • Institution type: Submitted by a public four year institution with > 15,000 students
    • Content: A sample presentation to institutional stakeholders.
  • Sample 4
    • Institution type: Submitted by a public four year institution with > 50,000 students
    • Content: A sample handout that can be sent to internal partners.
  •  Sample 5
    • Institution type: Any
    • Content: Sample communication plan for 

Communication to External Stakeholders

  • Sample 1
    • Institution type: Submitted by a private institution with a student population between 5,000 - 10,000 students
    • Content: A sample email to send to high school guidance counselors.
  • Sample 2
    • Institution type: Submitted by a private institution with a student population between 5,000 - 10,000 students
    • Content: A sample follow-up email to send to high school guidance counselors.
  • Sample 3
    • Institution type: Any
    • Content: Document outlining a sample of webpage text
  • Sample 4
    • Institution type: Any
    • Content: A sample of a marketing campaign for FAFSA simplification with blog post, text message, and email templates.
  • Sample 5
    • Institution type: Any
    • Content: A sample email to send to students
  • Sample 6
    • Institution type: Any
    • Content: A sample of a poster about the delayed FAFSA.
  • Sample 7
    • Institution type: Any
    • Content: Informational text about the FAFSA changes that could go in an email or on a web page.
  • Sample 8
    • Institution type: Any
    • Content: Informational text about filling out the FAFSA that could go in an email or on a web page.
  • Sample 9
    • Institution type: Any
    • Content: Step-by-step guide to creating an FSA ID with and without an SSN. 

Institutional Web Pages

Note: To protect the privacy of institutions and organizations, it is NASFAA's standard to remove branding from community submitted content, when able. 

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Publication Date: 12/7/2023


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