Students and parents can complete the 2020-21 FAFSA using the myStudentAid app. The myFAFSA component—which is used to complete the FAFSA form—is the app’s featured function.
The following are key features of myFAFSA:
• Students and parents can begin, complete, and submit a new or renewal FAFSA form for the 2020-21 FAFSA processing cycle.
• The 2021-2022 FAFSA form is available.
• Users will be offered a customized experience based on their role (student, parent, or preparer). The app provides guidance on how to complete the FAFSA questions, making the overall process more positive, engaging, and user-friendly.
• Improved communications customized for each selected role and simplified the FAFSA signature process.
• Users will have a secure experience with the same data protections as completing the FAFSA form through fafsa.gov.
• Students and parents may use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool (IRS DRT) to electronically transfer federal tax return information into a FAFSA form.
• Parents will be able to automatically transfer their information from a completed FAFSA form for one of their children into a new FAFSA form for another child.
• Students and parents may be eligible to transfer their FAFSA information into their state aid application. Participating states include Iowa, Minnesota, Mississippi, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, and Vermont.
• Students will be able to view additional information about the schools they selected on their FAFSA form for easy comparison of schools.
In addition, the myStudentAid mobile app provides links to the following services:
• Profile: manage username and password (FSA ID).
• myFederalLoans: view federal student aid history.
• myCollegeScorecard: view and compare information about schools.
• Contact Us: get in touch with Federal Student Aid contact centers to have your questions answered.
• StudentAid.gov: access Federal Student Aid’s key source of information about the federal student aid programs, application process, and loan repayment options.
Also, try our myChecklist feature which provides users with guidance regarding student aid next steps.
The 2021-2022 FAFSA form is available and this release includes minor bug fixes to improve the app’s performance.
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I really like this app, it’s way faster and easier in my opinion, but they need to make sure their always improving it and keeping it up to date, and making sure it works properly. It logged me out about 2 times saying there was an error. But other than that I like it, will definitely continue using it for future financial aid processing. Especially when you information is already there from previous submissions, it takes like 10 maybe 20 minutes to complete.
As of right now I’m giving the app 2 stars until this is figured out! I’m trying to complete my 20-21 fasfa form, however when I’m going through to check all the answers I put (I have already filled it out just need to sign it) half way through the “session expires.” I’ve tried 5 times to get it to work but it’s like the app just crashes. Even if I save while I go it still continues to crash and forces me to start at the beginning all over again! Very unhappy!! I’d love to be able to use this app. It has great organization, and a very lovely layout. But the sole purpose of the app is for me to check/fill out my fasfa form and it won’t let me do that! :(
Notifications Please and why “myStudentAid”
It would be great if notifications we a part of this app’s functionality. How great it would’ve been to get notified on Oct. 1st that the 19/20 FAFSA is ready to be completed.
Also why on earth is the app named “MyStudentAid”? And the app icon says “Federal Student Aid”? Either match the two for consistency or and even better idea would be to call the app “FAFSA”. I’m just thinking from a student’s perspective and to try and make it as simple as possible to complete.
But as a plus, the app layout is great and it works really well guiding people through the FAFSA process. Good job FSA!
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.