January 5, 2023
The beginning of a new year is a good time for renewal.
It’s also a good time to complete the renewal FAFSA.
The U.S. Department of Education will begin sending emails and SMS messages next week to anyone who filed a 2022–23 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) but has not yet submitted a 2023–24 FAFSA form.
The Department said the goal of the campaign is “to remind customers that the 2023–24 FAFSA form is available and should be completed soon for those attending school between July 1, 2023, and June 30, 2024.”
According to the Department, eligible students and parents who have a valid email address in the Central Processing System will receive an email sometime between January 10, 2023, and late January 2023. Students and parents may receive different messages based on certain factors.
Eligible students and parents who have opted in to receive SMS messages may receive a notification in addition to an email.