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A Better 2024−25 FAFSA® Form

The 2024-25 FAFSA form is now available. We have begun receiving applications within 3-5 days of submission, however, due to The Department of Education's technical issues, roughly 30% of applications have experienced processing delays. Current issues that will be addressed in the coming weeks include:

  • FAFSAs indicating a student or parent signature is needed, however, the signature was provided upon submission;
  • Student's assets are not calculated correctly in the Student Aid Index;
  • Corrections are unavailable at this time for students to make.

New Summer 2024 and Fall 2024 students who's FAFSAs are unaffected by the Department of Education's technical issues are being processed and awards offered. Current USM student offers will be processed mid to late April. If The Office of Financial Aid needs any information from you or your contributors to process your application, you will be notified in the coming weeks. After the Department of Education has fixed their technical issues, reprocessed FAFSAs will be sent to schools to begin preparing aid offers. 

Helpful Tips for the 2024-2025 FAFSA Form can be found here


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