Updates to the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

In December 2023, the U.S. Department of Education will release a new, simplified Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). This revised application is meant to make the process easier.

How to create an FSA ID if you do not have an SSN

Having technical troubles with the FAFSA site?

Pro Tips for Everyone

Check out the video resources on the FAFSA changes from Federal Student Aid, an office of the U.S. Department of Education, for additional information.

Contact the Russell Sage College Financial Aid Office for guidance at 518-244-2020 or [email protected].

Click the link below that applies to you to learn more about filling out the FAFSA.

First-Year Students

If you’ll be starting college for the first time in fall 2024, this page serves as your guide to the new 2024-2025 FAFSA process. 

Current and Transfer Students

This page breaks down how things will be different with the new FAFSA for current and transfer students.

Accepted Student FAFSA Checklist Spring 2024

Download Your FAFSA Checklist

Get your guide to the new 2024-2025 FAFSA process.

FAFSA Checklist Downloadable
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