Helping Your Students and Families Create FSA IDs

Although the 2024-25 FAFSA will be delayed until December 2023, there are steps that students and families should take this fall to ensure they are ready to apply for financial aid once the FAFSA becomes available. One of the most important steps will be creating FSA IDs (usernames and passwords) for family members who need to contribute information on the new FAFSA. Please join MEFA’s Shawn Morrissey and two highly experienced GEAR UP staff members, Miriam Alfaro Ortez and Taryn Tomkins, for a walk-through of the new FSA ID decision and creation process. They will also discuss ideas for engaging students and families this fall to help improve FAFSA completion rates during this unusual financial aid year. Live transcription will be available.