Updated COVID-19 and Forbearance Information for Students, Borrowers, and Parents
We have added new and updated information to our website for students, parents, and borrowers at StudentAid.gov/coronavirus.
Here are some of the new Q&As on the page:
Will my FAFSA® application be processed if my school is closed?
ED's Central Processing System will process your FAFSA information and will send it to each school you list on your FAFSA form. If your school is completely closed, check your school's website for resources and contact information. Your school's verified social media accounts also may be a good source for the latest information about how to contact your school during this time.
Is it too late to fill out a FAFSA® form?
No. Both the 2019–20 and 2020–21 FAFSA forms are available at fafsa.gov. It's possible that you've missed deadlines for aid from your state or school, but the federal FAFSA deadline for 2019–20 is June 30, 2020; and the federal deadline for 2020–21 is June 30, 2021.
Can I update my FAFSA® information if I (or my parent) lost a job because of closings due to the coronavirus outbreak?
If your or your family's financial situation has changed significantly from what is reflected on your federal income tax return (for example, if you've lost a job or otherwise experienced a drop in income), you may be eligible to have your financial aid adjusted. Complete the FAFSA questions as instructed on the application (including the transfer of tax return and income information), submit your FAFSA form, then contact the school you plan to attend to discuss how your current financial situation has changed. Note that the school's decision is final and cannot be appealed to ED.
We will continue to update StudentAid.gov/coronavirus as new information becomes available
Federal Student Aid
U.S. Department of Education