2024 – 2025 FAFSA Changes

Significant changes have been made to the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FASFA) for the 2024-2025 school year. The FAFSA Simplification Act required the Department of Education to significantly update the processes and systems to award federal student aid. FASFA simplification has many benefits, including a streamlined application and better user experience, expanded eligibility for federal student aid, and reduced barriers for certain student populations.

The updates have brought processing delays for students and schools. LSSC will receive submitted FAFSA applications in March from the Department of Education. We are working to import them into our system and will notify students of additional requirements as soon as possible.

This delay will not cause any issues for students who have completed the FAFSA before the published priority deadline of July 15, 2024. LSSC continually processes FAFSA applications as we receive them, even after the priority deadline. We encourage students to complete their 2024-2025 FAFSA now. Contact the LSSC Enrollment Service Center for assistance in completing your FAFSA.

Not sure how to pay for college?
The LSSC Financial Aid Office provides information and advice about federal, state, and institutional aid programs as well as local scholarships that will help you achieve your educational goals. LSSC is committed to delivering student success by helping make education as accessible to you as possible.  

Ways to Finance your Education

Federal Aid
State Aid

How to Apply for Financial Aid

Additional Financial Aid Resources

Maintaining Eligibility
Consumer Information
Cost of Attendance
Transient Students
Return of Federal Aid Procedure