FAFSA Simplification: Planning for the Future


Date Recorded: June 7, 2023
Duration: Two Hours
Price: Free

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FAFSA simplification is one of the largest changes in Title IV aid administration in the last 30 years. Join NASFAA's Jackie Cottom and Tiffany Gibbs as they discuss the changes to be implemented in the 2023-24 award year, as well as changes slated for the 2024-25 award year. Some of these changes include need analysis and the move from utilizing an expected family contribution (EFC) to a student aid index (SAI), changes to professional judgment, and cost of attendance. Other aspects of FAFSA simplification have already been implemented, such as the elimination of SULA, drug conviction, and Selective Service registration requirements.

Scheduling Update: This webinar has been extended to two hours to ensure there is enough time to cover the content and have a robust Q&A.


Jacquelyn Cottom PhotoJacquelyn Cottom
Instructional Content Specialist II


Tiffany Gibbs PhotoTiffany Gibbs
Director of Online Compliance Products



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