The FAFSA Won’t Open on Oct. 1 This Year—Here’s When You’ll Be Able to Apply for Student Financial Aid

"The Free Application for Federal Student Aid, better known as FAFSA, typically opens on Oct. 1, but this year families will have to wait until December," CNBC reports.

..."A specific date has not been announced for the December release, but the Department of Education has been communicating with families who filed the FAFSA last year to make sure they know when the application will open, Karen McCarthy, vice president of public policy and federal relations at the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators, tells CNBC Make It.

'[The Department of Education] is concerned that once October comes around, people will start looking for the FAFSA,' McCarthy says. 'They want to make sure that everybody who filled it out last year is aware of the delay, and once they have an exact date in December of when it will be available, they’ll be emailing those people again to let them know.'"

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Publication Date: 9/30/2023

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