COVID-19 Update: FAFSA Updates

Posted by Rose Frezza, Texas OnCourse on Oct 2, 2020 12:28:16 PM

Happy October! You know what the first day of October means: The FAFSA is officially open! Today, we have a couple of important FAFSA and financial aid updates to share with you.

Brush up on FAFSA in the Academy

First, let your students and their families know that this year’s FAFSA form will NOT be available on the mobile app (myStudentAid) until December. Students and their families can complete the form via the FAFSA website until then. They can access the website on a computer or on their phone.

Second, FAFSA4caster, a tool for estimating eligibility, will be decommissioned as of this year. The folks behind the tool have recommended that families look to the Federal Student Aid website for similar resources to help fill out the FAFSA.

That’s it for today! Be sure to log in to the Texas OnCourse Academy – we have updated modules for both the FAFSA and the TASFA. 

NOTE: This is a transcript of a Facebook Live video that aired on 10/1/20. 

Topics: College Planning, Coronavirus, Financial Aid