FAFSA Information

FAFSA Information

All students who need financial assistance must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) each academic year at StudentAid.gov.  

The 2024-2025 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is now available.  This form is required if you are applying for aid for fall 2024, spring 2025, summer 2025.   Please be patient if you are not able to immediately access the form and keep trying.   

MACC’s Federal School Code is 002491

NOTE: MACC’s traditional summer 2024 term will require you to complete the 2023-2024 FAFSA. The last possible date to complete this form is June 30, 2024 at 11:59 PM. 

If you are enrolled in a program with a unique academic calendar, such as the Occupational Therapy Assistant, Accelerated Associate Degree Nursing, or Practical Nursing Certificate program, you will need to complete the 2024-2025 FAFSA (available at StudentAid.gov on January 1, 2024) for your summer 2024 semester.

When completing the 2024-2025 FAFSA form, you and any required contributors will provide information that will determine your eligibility for federal student aid.  A contributor is anyone (student, student’s spouse, biological or adoptive parent and/or the parent’s spouse) who is required to provide information on the FAFSA form, sign the FAFSA form, and provide consent and approval to have their 2022 federal tax information transferred directly from the IRS into the form.  

We understand that some families’ income may have changed significantly since the 2022 tax year. If this is the case for you, you must complete the FAFSA with the 2022 information. Then, after filing your FAFSA, contact the Financial Aid Office to explain your situation. The school has the ability to assess your situation and make adjustments to your FAFSA.

Here are some additional resources available to help you complete your FAFSA.

Resources related to the 2024–25 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) form include help articles, videos, infographics, and more. You can browse by the categories listed on the 2024-2025 FAFSA Help Page for specific help.

We know you probably have some questions. Here are some we’ve been hearing from students:

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is a crucial tool for students seeking financial assistance to pursue higher education. This year, the FAFSA has undergone significant changes intended to simplify the process.  While the intention behind FAFSA Simplification is to make the financial aid process less burdensome, the transition has caused unexpected processing delays by Federal Student Aid (FSA), a division of the U. S. Department of Education.  

These delays have included delayed delivery of FAFSA results to institutions, including MACC.  As of April 1, FSA has reported that approximately 20% of all FAFSAs  processed are inaccurate, thus creating additional delays in processing financial aid offers for students.  

The Financial Aid Office at MACC understands the frustration our students may be experiencing created by the delay.  Please know, we are doing everything we can to review the FAFSA results and implement a plan that will provide our students with accurate financial aid information.  We hope to begin production of financial aid offers and/or missing document notices during the first half of May, if not sooner.     

So, what can you do?  

  • We encourage you to review your FAFSA results, make sure your data is accurate and signatures were provided. Students should be able to access their FAFSA results at StudentAid.gov sometime during the first half of April. 
    • During your review, check to see if you have a valid Student Aid Index (SAI).
      • If not, you should make corrections as instructed in the form.    
 

Additionally, as a result of the FAFSA processing delays, the Missouri Department of Higher Education and Workforce Development (MDHEWD) adjusted FAFSA deadlines for the 2024-2025 Academic Year for the Access Missouri Grant.  Priority Deadline is set for April 1 and the Final Deadline is set for June 1. 

According to an announcement published on January 30, 2024, the U. S. Department of Education described the post-processing experience for students as follows:  

  • Students will receive an email informing them that their FAFSA form has been fully processed and their FAFSA information has been sent to the schools they listed on their form.
  • Students who applied using the online FAFSA form will receive an email that they can access their FAFSA Submission Summary by logging in to StudentAid.gov using their account username and password.
  • The Department will send an email reminder to previous FAFSA applicants who have not yet submitted a 2024-25 FAFSA form.
  • Students will be able to make corrections to their FAFSA once their eligibility has been calculated and ISIR generated. Students may view their eligibility calculation by logging back into their Studentaid.gov account.
  • The Department will fully process paper applications in the weeks following.

 

Additionally: MACC will not receive any FAFSA information until the first half of March. If FAFSA information is received in March, MACC hopes to begin communicating with students by mid-April; communication may be sent by mail, Financial Aid Portal, and email, and may include requests for missing information or financial aid offer letter. 

You might find that the FAFSA process is easier than you expected. The FAFSA will ask for older income and tax information that you will already have. This change means you won’t have to use estimates anymore, or log in later to update your FAFSA after you file taxes!

Hopefully you’ve already have done your 2022 taxes by the time you fill out your 2024-2025 so you won’t have to wait to enter correct tax data into your FAFSA. Having the FAFSA available three months earlier will give you more time to meet most deadlines (although some will be early, so fill out the FAFSA right away just in case) and to explore and understand your financial aid options.

Your FAFSA must be submitted by February 1, 2024 for your eligibility to be considered for the Access Missouri Grant. (UPDATE: due to the delayed release of the 2024-2025 FAFSA this deadline has been extended to April 1, 2024) 

No. The 2024-2025 FAFSA asks for 2022 tax info, and only 2022.  Beginning in January 1, 2024, you should be able to fully submit the 2024-2025 FAFSA in one sitting using your 2022 tax info. 

Note: The FAFSA asks for marital status as of the day you fill it out. So if you’re married now but weren’t in 2022 (and therefore didn’t file taxes as married), you’ll need to add your spouse’s income to your FAFSA.

Similarly, if you filed your 2022 taxes as married but you’re no longer married when you fill out the FAFSA, you’ll need to subtract your spouse’s income.

Follow these simple steps to transfer your (and your parents’) tax information into your FAFSA form:

No. You must report your 2022 tax info on the 2024-2025 FAFSA. You do not have the option to report your 2023 tax info. If your family has experienced a loss of income since the 2022 tax year, talk to the financial aid office about your special circumstance. We have the ability to assess your situation and make adjustments – on a case by case basis.

Note: The FAFSA asks for marital status as of the day you fill it out. So if you’re married now but weren’t in 2022 (and therefore didn’t file taxes as married), you’ll need to add your spouse’s income to your FAFSA.

Similarly, if you filed your 2022 taxes as married but you’re no longer married when you fill out the FAFSA, you’ll need to subtract your spouse’s income.

Yes. For example, you must submit your FAFSA by February 1 for priority consideration for the Access Missouri Grant (which is free money).  

MACC’s scholarship application deadline is March 15, 2024.

The 2024-2025 FAFSA can be completed anytime from January 1, 2024 through June 30, 2025. The importance of completing the FAFSA as early as possible is to provide you the information you need to know when choosing the best and most affordable college for you.

Tuition and fees are due by the first day of each semester. If you expect financial aid to be available to assist you with your educational expenses (tuition, fees, books, etc.) you must apply early to avoid late fees and other consequences! Don’t wait until July or August to apply, it will create more stress in your life than necessary.

We may need to collect additional information from you before a financial aid award can be calculated; so the earlier you complete your FAFSA, the more timely MACC will communicate with you regarding additional information needed (if necessary). Sometimes processing the additional information may take several weeks, so in order to prevent delays, we encourage you to complete your FAFSA early and follow-up quickly.

As always, it’s important to check deadlines of private scholarships, too, so you don’t miss out on any free money for college!

Yes, you can fill out the FAFSA even before you’ve submitted your college application; however, MACC cannot import your FAFSA into our software for processing until you have completed an admissions application. It’s FREE to apply to MACC! So why not go ahead and take care of that step now?

MACC will begin reviewing 2024-2025 FAFSA records after the U. S. Department of Education releases them (anticipated in mid-March); if you completed your FAFSA early, you should receive some correspondence from the Financial Aid Office by mid-April. 

If you’re applying to multiple schools or thinking of transferring to another school, you might want to look at the College Scorecard to compare costs at different schools while you wait for your aid offers to arrive. Note: keep in mind that even if you do receive an aid offer early, it could change due to various factors.  Changes may occur if you make changes to your FAFSA, or, if MACC learns new information which may impact your eligibility, or, if you receive new scholarships or other outside resources that were not previously reported.   

An FSA ID consists of an account username and password that you create in order to gain access to the U.S. Department of Education’s online systems, including StudentAid.gov. An FSA ID can also serve as your legal signature when completing electronic documents.

You’ll need your Social Security number (SSN) (if applicable) and your own email address to create an FSA ID.

Beginning with the 2024–25 FAFSA form, all contributors must create their own FSA ID to access and complete their portion of the FAFSA form. Starting December 2023, contributors without an SSN can create an FSA ID. 

Create an FSA Account 

Contact MACC’s Financial Aid Office! We are happy to help! You may also visit the Federal Student Aid FAFSA Help page; and remember, as you fill out your FAFSA at StudentAid.gov you can refer to help text for every question and (during certain times of day) chat online with a customer service representative.

FAFSA Forms and Information

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