2024-25 FAFSA Information

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Release Date TBA

Due to pending updates and changes, the 2024-25 FAFSA has not yet been released. We will announce the release date as soon as it is available.  Please check back here or follow us on our Journey to College social media accounts for the latest updates.

It's time to file your FAFSA!


The following steps can be completed now to help you prepare to file your FAFSA:

  1. Visit StudentAid.gov to create your FSA ID*
  2. Review the FAFSA Checklist and collect the information you need
  3. Determine who is considered your contributor/parent

*You must have an FSA ID to complete your FAFSA.  


When the FAFSA application opens, you should:

  • File online at fafsa.gov as soon as possible
  • File before April 1, 2024 to be considered for the Missouri Access Grant Program (with priority given to those who file before Feb. 1)
  • Check with the college / university you plan to attend, as they may have their own FAFSA deadlines


Once your FAFSA has been processed, you will get a FAFSA Submission Summary. This summary will include your Student Aid Index and basic information about your eligibility for financial aid. You should:

  • Review this summary to make sure all information is correct
  • Send any corrections or submit any items to verify information (if requested) as soon as possible