FAFSA student loans look different 2022-23; The number of questions drops from 108 to 36
Students are satisfied with the reduction in the number of questions
BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – The fall season means a new FAFSA press release – a dreaded time of year for many students, but this year’s form brings some changes.
Many said the Free app for Federal Student Aid, a The online application requirement for any student seeking federal financial aid has long been too complicated.
The FAFSA recently released its Forms 2022-23, with studentaid.gov highlighting some changes.
Now, college students facing drug convictions and male college students who do not enroll in the U.S. Selective Service Project are both eligible for federal student aid for the first time.
But the biggest change by far? This year’s FAFSA features a simplified questionnaire, asking 36 questions as opposed to the 108 questions of previous years.
Jacob Robin, junior from Western Kentucky University, “I think it’s a good thing. I personally know that when I do FASFA it’s always a struggle, especially with my parents because they want so much tax information.
“I dread it every year,” added WKU junior Kinsey Burchett.
“I haven’t done it yet, but I’d like to see how it gets easier,” said Atlas Mendoza.
According to the FAFSA, in the coming years they will expand their Pell Grant eligibility, with big changes coming in the next academic year, according to studentaid.gov.