University of Virginia

More FAFSA Delays

The Department of Education has announced that FAFSA processing for the 2024-25 year will not happen until the first half of March 2023. That means that student financial information will not be sent to colleges until then. This will delay the colleges ability to put together need-based financial aid packages. It will also run into filing deadlines at many schools. For families that have attempted to submit the FAFSA but have run into any one of the many, many errors this year, it will mean that you most likely will not know the correct status of your FAFSA until it is fully processed in March. You may want to contact the financial aid department at the colleges on your list for further instructions on how they are handling this significant delay.