2024-2025 FAFSA Delay Update

January 31, 2023
William Peace University Main Hall

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is now available for students planning to attend college in the 2024-2025 academic year. However, there are still some challenges with the new FAFSA form. 

Why the Delay?

Traditionally, the FAFSA becomes available every October 1st, preceding the start of a new academic year. However, for the 2024-2025 academic year, the FAFSA application was delayed due to significant changes initiated by the Department of Education (DOE) to enhance the FAFSA application process. The 2024-2025 FAFSA opened in January 2024. 

What to Know
You can and should file a FAFSA when ready. When you file your 2024/2025 FAFSA, please add our school code, 002953. However, you may experience delays or technical issues which are out of our control. WPU asks for your patience. 

Should there be delays in your ability to submit, this will NOT negatively impact your financial aid awards from WPU nor any prior merit awards you have already received.

When you have completed your 2024/25 FAFSA successfully, you will receive an email confirmation from the U.S. Department of Education. 

We do not have an exact date as to when WPU will receive your FAFSA information from the Federal Government. The latest reports indicate WPU may not receive that information until March 2024. Please check your WPU email for updates after you file and receive the receipt of the FAFSA email from the Federal Government. Your WPU email account is where we will send all financial aid award information and where we will notify you when your award is available.

Please visit the Department of Education website for further details: https://studentaid.gov/announcements-events/fafsa-support