2024-2025 FAFSA Changes

2024 First-Year Confirmation Deadline Extended

In light of delays in the 2024-25 FAFSA rollout, the Admissions Office has extended the enrollment deposit deadline for admitted first-year applicants to June 17, 2024. Ready to commit to Seattle University? Claim your spot by completing the Admissions Response Form in your Redhawk Admissions Portal!

Your Roadmap to a Better FAFSA and Better Future!

FAFSA Simplification Infographic

Better FAFSA, Better Future

Big Changes are coming to the FAFSA for the 2024-2025 Award Year! The FAFSA Simplification Act was passed by Congress in 2020 and includes the first major redesign of the FAFSA system in over 40 years. 

A better FAFSA means a better future and will offer families an improved interface and seamless filing experience. Updates to the FAFSA will reduce errors, remove barriers, and expand student eligibility for federal aid.

Check out the article below from the Seattle Times on how Washington students will benefit from these changes:

More WA students will be eligible for college financial aid next year | The Seattle Times


When will the 2024-2025 FAFSA be Available?

The 2024-25 FAFSA is available now!  Applicants should plan to file by our priority award offer notification date of March 4.  Seattle University recognizes the current challenges students and families are facing with the FAFSA form. As such, we welcome and encourage FAFSAs submitted after March 4.

The Department of Education anticipates that student FAFSA information will begin to be available to us by mid-March, so we will work hard to have financial aid award offers available to admitted students by the end of March or early April

What's Changing with the FAFSA?

Federal Student Aid Estimator Tool

Federal Student Aid Estimator | Federal Student Aid

With this tool, students can find out how much federal student aid they may be eligible for starting with the 2024–25 award year—note that this tool estimates the Student Aid Index (SAI) for the 2024–25 award year, not the Expected Family Contribution (EFC) for 2023–24 award year.

To apply for financial aid for the current academic year (2023-2024), complete the 2023–24 FAFSA® form.

The 2024–25 FAFSA form is available now.

How is Your SU Gift Aid Impacted?

Seattle U’s gift aid guarantee means that your total institutional gift aid will not change! If you are continuously enrolled, continue to make satisfactory academic progress and file a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) annually, Seattle University guarantees the amount of institutional gift aid (grants and/or scholarships) that incoming undergraduate students will receive each year over the course of their attendance at the university.  For freshman, this is up to four years (12 quarters).  For Graduate students, scholarships may be renewed based upon program requirements and the student meeting satisfactory academic progress standards.

Students with a Contributor without a Social Security Number

Students with a contributor with no social security number may find additional assistance for completing their FASFA here.

Individuals without a social security number that need help creating a StudentAid.gov account, please review guidance from the Department of Education here.

NEW guidance on how to submit the FAFSA for students with a contributor who has no SSN here.

24-25 FAFSA Corrections

FAFSA corrections are now available! If you need to make FAFSA corrections, they are now available on the studentaid.gov website. Please use this link to learn more.

Got Questions? Get Answers!

The best way to be prepared is to get prepared!

Review the Department of Education's 6 things students need before filing FAFSA and these pro tips for the 2024-25 FAFSA form

Also check out FSA's Youtube Channel and view our FAFSA Changes webinar below.


FAFSA Changes Video