2024-2025 FAFSA Information

 

NEED TO REQUEST AN APPOINTMENT? You may request an appointment to file your FAFSA or to meet with a Financial Aid staff member by clicking here: https://go.una.edu/portal/schedule-fin-aid-appointments

 

2024-2025 FAFSA FILING INCENTIVES

Due to the delay of the 2024-2025 FAFSA, we highly encourage students to complete their FAFSA as soon as possible! 
Students can send their FAFSA to UNA by listing our school code, 001016. 
To encourage students to complete the FAFSA, the following incentives are being offered to students who submit their 2024-2025 application by June 1st, 2024:
(1) One-year full tuition scholarship
(10) One-year $1,000 scholarships
(5) $250 UNA Bookstore gift cards

If you need assistance filing your FAFSA, please click on the link under the "Need to request an appointment?" section above and our staff will be happy to assist you! 

 

Latest Update, as of April 2024: 

The U.S. Department of Education has announced that colleges and universities will receive FAFSA applications later than normal this year. Due to these circumstances, we cannot begin making decisions about financial aid until we receive the required information from the U.S. Department of Education. This means notifications about federal student aid have been significantly delayed.

The delay from the U.S. Department of Education will not affect your eligibility for federal student aid. However, it has delayed our timeline to award and notify students. All students are encouraged to actively monitor their Financial Aid Dashboard in the university portal account so that you will see when your FAFSA is sent to us. After we receive the FAFSA, if you see any unsatisfied requirements on the Home page of the Financial Aid Dashboard, those must be cleared up prior to us reviewing your application.

An additional resource to utilize in the meantime is the 2024-2025 FAFSA Frequently Asked Questions webpage, provided by Federal Student Aid, that can be found at the following link: 2024-2025 FAFSA FAQ's. You may also contact our office at financialaid@una.edu and we will be glad to assist you with any questions or concerns.

 

March 6, 2024 Updates

The U.S. Department of Education announced the following in an electronic announcement on March 4, 2024: 

  • 2024-2025 FAFSA's should begin becoming available to institutions throughout March. However, please note that this does not mean that a student's aid package will immediately be available.
  • Students can review their application status on StudentAid.gov.
  • Students will receive a FAFSA Submission Summary after their form has been processed. Students may immediately use the Submission Summary to review their form answers and understand any actions needed to complete their form.
  • The Department will follow-up in the coming weeks with an email notifying students that their form has been processed and their information has been sent to their schools and state.
  • Students with contributors without a Social Security Number will be able to submit their FAFSA application the first half of March.
  • Students who need to make corrections to their form will be able to do so later in March.

 

 

FAFSA Update

 

February 15, 2024 Updates

Federal Student Aid (FSA) has a YouTube channel available with various videos that can be used to complete specific portions of the 2024-2025 FAFSA application. We would encourage you to utilize this resource for commonly asked questions, issues, etc. 

The YouTube channel can be accessed here: https://www.youtube.com/user/FederalStudentAid 

 

January 4, 2024 Updates

THE 2024-2025 FAFSA IS NOW LIVE AND CAN BE ACCESSED HERE: https://studentaid.gov/h/apply-for-aid/fafsa

Additionally, please note the following regarding creating FSA ID's for contributor's without a Social Security Number (SSN):

The FSA ID is required to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online as a student applicant or as a contributor (parent/stepparent or spouse of a student applicant). While in the past a Social Security Number (SSN) was required to obtain an FSA ID, students’ spouses, parents, and stepparents who do not have an SSN can obtain an FSA ID beginning in late December 2023.

For step-by-step instructions on how to create an FSA ID without a SSN, please click the link here: https://www.nasfaa.org/uploads/documents/FSA_ID_without_SSN.pdf

For a Spanish translation of step-by-step instructions on how to create an FSA ID without a SSN, please click the link here:

https://www.nasfaa.org/uploads/documents/Spanish_FSA_ID_without_SSN.pdf 

 

November 8, 2023 Updates

Below are additional videos offered by Federal Student Aid (FSA) Outreach as a means to provide the most up-to-date information in order to prepare for the 2024-2025 FAFSA.

These videos are a part of a "Financial Aid Bootcamp" session and include "How to Prepare for the 24-25 FAFSA Form," and prototypes of the FAFSA form for both a Dependent and an Independent student. Please utilize the videos below as needed.

 

October 19, 2023 Updates

As more information is continually released, we wanted to provide short, helpful videos from the Federal Student Aid (FSA) YouTube channel. Please utilize the videos below as needed.

 

September 25, 2023 Updates

FAFSA Updates: EFC vs. SAI

 

 August 1, 2023 Updates           

 Brief Overview of Timeline and Tips for the 2024-2025 FAFSA