FAFSA Simplification – Albright College

FAFSA Simplification

Due to the passing of the FAFSA Simplification Act enacted by congress, Federal Student Aid is rolling out significant changes to the FAFSA in phases, with full implementation of the largest changes in the 2024-2025 aid year. 

This first major redesign in over 40 years is intended to make applying for federal student aid easier for students and parents, with fewer questions and fewer requirements to streamline the process.

Summary of Changes

The US Dept of Education has caught up on processing 24-25 FAFSA applications. Albright College should receive your FAFSA within 2-4 business days of your FAFSA completion.

The new term contributor has been introduced to the 2024-2025 FAFSA, which refers to anyone who is required to provide information on a student’s FAFSA form.

The new FAFSA is student driven, so that means the student’s answers on their section will determine who will be a contributor. Contributors besides the student and parent may now include the student’s spouse or the parent’s spouse (stepparent). Contributors will each log in to the FAFSA separately with their own FSA ID account, to complete each of their specific sections and questions that only they can view.

Frequently Asked Questions

Albright College & FSA Timeline

Contributors & Creating an FSA ID


Tax Information

SAI & Pell