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.