FAFSA Update: The 2024-2025 FAFSA is available to complete online. Due to Federal delays in releasing FAFSA information, Northeastern will require additional time to process your offer of financial assistance. Please visit our FAFSA Updates Page for more information and timely announcements.

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FAFSA Updates

This page will provide you with the latest information from Student Financial Services regarding the 2024-2025 FAFSA and Financial Aid processing. We encourage students and families to bookmark and return to this page for future updates. 

April 25, 2024 Update 

We urge students to complete the 2024-2025 FAFSA online as soon as possible, using Northeastern’s school code: 002199. Visit the FAFSA Pro Tips page for helpful guidance on submitting your FAFSA, and SFS Knowledge Base for information on Federal changes to aid. Please refer to our March 15 update below for more detailed information based on student type.

Also, we want to share recent updates regarding student corrections to the FAFSA and FAFSA completion for students whose parents or spouses do not have social security numbers.

Last week, the U.S. Department of Education announced that students are now able to make corrections to a 2024-2025 FAFSA that has already been processed. Corrections can be made by logging into your StudentAid.gov account. Please visit this page for more information.

You may need to make a correction to your FAFSA if you made a mistake or need to add a school, including Northeastern (school code: 002199). You may also need to make a correction if you or a FAFSA contributor did not provide consent and approval for the Department of Education to retrieve and disclose federal tax information to complete the FAFSA. All FAFSA contributors must provide consent and approval even if they did not file a tax return or are not a U.S. citizen. Without all contributors’ consent and approval, you will be ineligible for federal financial aid.

Please review your FAFSA Submission Summary by logging into StudentAid.gov to see your FAFSA response. Please pay special attention to any items on the “Next Steps” page that indicate if a correction or additional information is needed on your FAFSA. Please be aware that due to Federal delays, it may take several weeks for the receipt of your FAFSA to be reflected in our systems.

The Department of Education has stated that the technical issue preventing contributors (most often parents or spouses) without Social Security Numbers from completing the FAFSA has been resolved. However, there are still several technical issues you may face while filling out the FAFSA, and we urge you to review this page before and while completing the FAFSA. We encourage students to take note of the Department of Education’s recommendation for both students and parents to create their FSA IDs prior to starting the FAFSA, as well as their recommendation that the student, rather than the parent, begin the FAFSA form.

For further assistance with completing the FAFSA, please visit studentaid.gov/help-center/contact.

March 15, 2024 Update

While the new 2024-2025 FAFSA is available to complete online now, the U.S. Department of Education is delayed in providing FAFSA information to schools. We anticipate that we will begin receiving FAFSA information in small batches beginning in late March and expect we will receive all completed FAFSAs in the weeks following.

To ensure a smooth process, we urge you to complete your 2024-2025 FAFSA online as soon as possible, using Northeastern’s school code: 002199. Visit the FAFSA Pro Tips page for helpful guidance on submitting your FAFSA, and SFS Knowledge Base for information on Federal changes to aid.

If you already submitted your 2024-2025 FAFSA application electronically, you may expect an email from the U.S. Department of Education in the coming weeks notifying you when your FAFSA has been processed. Upon receipt of that email, you should be able to view your FAFSA status on StudentAid.Gov. Make sure that you have added Northeastern to your school list, using school code: 002199. Please be aware that due to Federal delays, it may take several weeks for the receipt of your FAFSA to be reflected in our systems.

We are diligently preparing for the receipt of your FAFSA information and will continue working to provide you with your aid offer after your FAFSA information has been released to Northeastern. You may find more information by student type below.

To apply for financial aid consideration, please complete the 2024-2025 CSS Profile and the FAFSA as soon as possible. You will be issued a tentative aid offer based on the CSS Profile and other documents requested on your Application Status Check Portal, until the time that we receive your FAFSA from the U.S. Department of Education. If your aid offer includes Federal or State grants, loans, or work study, you must complete the FAFSA to confirm your eligibility.  

As a reminder, the priority FAFSA filing deadline for current students is April 1, and students should file their 2024-2025 FAFSA as soon as possible. To ensure a smooth process, please respond promptly to email requests for additional information or document requests reflected on your Student Hub. Please visit the FAFSA Pro Tips page for helpful guidance on submitting your FAFSA and the SFS Knowledge Base to learn more about Federal changes to aid. 

Students should file their 2024-2025 FAFSA as soon as possible. To ensure a smooth process, please respond promptly to requests for additional information and documents by email or reflected on your Student Hub. Please visit the FAFSA Pro Tips page for helpful guidance on submitting your FAFSA, and SFS Knowledge Base for information on Federal changes to aid.  

As a reminder, the priority FAFSA filing deadline for current students was February 15. You may file the FAFSA after the priority filing deadline, but please be aware that funding is limited. You may contact [email protected] for an estimate of need-based grant eligibility. To ensure a smooth process, please respond promptly to email requests for additional information or documents reflected on your Student Hub. Please visit the FAFSA Pro Tips page for helpful guidance on submitting your FAFSA, and SFS Knowledge Base for information on Federal changes to aid. 

Students should file their 2024-2025 FAFSA as soon as possible. Please expect communications by email in the coming weeks from the Law Financial Aid office with details on what to expect for Summer financial aid disbursements.  

 

Special Note for FAFSA Contributors without Social Security Numbers 

If you are a Federal Aideligible student whose parent or spouse does not have a Social Security Number, we understand that technical issues with the FAFSA may be preventing you from completing the 2024-2025 FAFSA. While the Department of Education is working to resolve these issues, they have provided a 9step process in which your FAFSA will be timestamped with a submission date, although your application will be considered incomplete until the issue impacting your FAFSA is fixed and your parent/spouse is able to complete their portion of the application. We encourage you to follow these steps until the issues are resolved. Once we have received your FAFSA information, we will work diligently to review your FAFSA and aid eligibility.