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FAFSA Simplification

The 2024-2025 FAFSA is Changing!

Embarking on your journey through higher education can be exhilarating, yet navigating the financial aspects can often seem daunting. Fortunately, the process is becoming more straightforward and more accessible!


The Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships at California State University, San Bernardino, is excited to announce significant improvements to the 2024-2025 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). With the FAFSA Simplification Act, the application has undergone its first major redesign in over four decades. This transformation aims to streamline the process, making it easier and more efficient for students and families to apply for federal student aid.

Key changes include reducing the number of questions from over 100 to less than 50, shifting from the Estimated Family Contribution (EFC) to the Student Aid Index (SAI), and enhancing features in the online application, allowing students to list up to 20 schools. These modifications are designed to expand access to federal student aid and simplify the application experience.

Don't miss out on these essential updates. To learn more about how these changes can benefit you and for detailed information on the new FAFSA and California Dream Act Application (CADAA) process, visit our dedicated page at Stay informed and prepared for your financial aid application – a crucial step towards achieving your academic goals.