Posted Date: August 16, 2018
|Federal Student Aid
Subject: The myStudentAid Mobile App is Now Available
In an electronic announcement dated 07/24/18, Federal Student Aid notified the financial aid community that beginning this summer, students and parents would have two ways to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) form; a redesigned fafsa.gov website and a mobile app. These two improvements make it easier for students and parents to access and complete the FAFSA form on the device that works best for them, with a particular focus on improving the experience on mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets.
Federal Student Aid is pleased to announce that students and parents may now download the myStudentAid app from both the Apple App Store (iOS) and Google Play (Android). The myStudentAid mobile app will provide the following functionality:
myFAFSA: complete the FAFSA safely and securely from your mobile device
Profile: edit/manage an FSA ID
myFederalLoans: view federal student loan and aid history
Studentaid.gov: access FSA’s signature source of information on student financial aid products, processes and services
Contact Us: contact information for FSA’s contact centers
Key features of myFAFSA
The myFAFSA component—which is used to complete the FAFSA form—is currently the myStudentAid app’s featured function. Customers are offered the following features in the initial beta release of myFAFSA:
The ability to begin, complete, and submit a new FAFSA form for the 2018–19 FAFSA processing cycle;
A customized experience based on whether they are a student, parent, or preparer. myFAFSA provides both guidance and assistance on how to answer the FAFSA questions, making the overall process more positive, engaging, and user-friendly; and
A secure channel with the same data protections as completing the FAFSA form through fafsa.gov.
Making the FAFSA form accessible through a mobile device provides students and their parents with improved options for completing the form. myFAFSA’s ability to customize the experience based on a specific role also makes it easier for students and parents to understand and complete the form. In addition, students and parents will have the ability to complete the FAFSA form on any device that they prefer.
Note: This beta version of myFAFSA does not offer all of the same features as fafsa.gov. An enhanced version of myFAFSA will be released this fall and will include additional functionality.
In the future, Federal Student Aid will post an announcement including a Microsoft PowerPoint presentation containing information and screen shots pertaining to myFAFSA.
To download the app, visit Google Play or the Apple App store at the links provided below.
Apple App Store
Publication Date: 8/17/2018