JB Pritzker, Governor, State of Illinois

2022-23 FAFSA Completion

(Last Updated: November 29, 2022)

Important Dates

The important dates are listed in chronological order by month, with the newest information listed first. As new information about the 2022–23 application processing cycle becomes available, it is added to the appropriate month in this section. Browse this page periodically to find out what's new.

COVID-19 ("Coronavirus") Information and Resources for Schools and School Personnel

November 2022

2022 Virtual Federal Student Aid Training Conference – Virtual Event Platform Now Open

Additional Resource for Financial Aid Administrators: FSA Assessments

Reminder: Active Confirmation of TG Numbers (SAIG Mailboxes) and Electronic Services User Accounts Required by Dec. 14, 2022 to Maintain Access to Federal Student Aid Systems

FSA Enforcement Bulletin, November 2022 – Department of Education and Federal Student Aid Invite Tips and Information from Knowledgeable Sources on Potential Violations by Institutions

TFA Information – Soft Token Instructions

October 2022

Active Confirmation of TG Numbers (SAIG Mailboxes) and Electronic Services User Accounts Required by Dec. 14, 2022 to Maintain Access to Federal Student Aid Systems

Issue Changing Homeless or at Risk of Being Homeless Answer to “No” on fafsa.gov

2022 Virtual Federal Student Aid Training Conference – Registration Now Open

September 2022

Live Internet Webinars – Wednesday Webinar Series, Fall 2022

Available for Review: Draft Federal Student Aid Fiscal Year 2023–27 Strategic Plan

2022-23 FSA Handbook – Errata to Volume 1 (Student Eligibility)

Additional COD System Implementation for 2022-23 Award Year (September 2022)

August 2022

New Address Information for COD School Relations Center Effective July 27, 2022 (Updated Aug. 18, 2022)

StudentAid.gov – Managing High Volume of Visitors

2022-23 FSA Handbook – Appendices A-F

2022–23 Federal School Code List of Participating Schools (August 2022)

Information About Restored Aid Eligibility Under Fresh Start Initiative

Federal Student Aid Eligibility for Borrowers with Defaulted Loans

2022-23 FSA Handbook Volume 2 – School Eligibility and Operations

REMINDER #2 – Institutions Must Complete the Transition to the Unique Entity Identifier (UEI)

2022 Virtual Federal Student Aid Training Conference – Agendas Now Available

July 2022

Service Release Available for EDExpress for Windows 2022–2023, Release 3.0 to Resolve Pell Disbursement Entry, Display Issues

Training Workshops – 2022-23 Fundamentals Training Series

OUTAGE ALERT – IRS DRT Outages July and August 2022

Updated Course Offerings – Learning Tracks and FSA Basic Training for New Staff for 2022‒23 Available Aug. 1, 2022

2022-23 FSA Handbook Volume 3 – Calculating Awards and Packaging

StudentAid.gov Enhancements and Modifications Starting July 2022

2022-23 FSA Handbook Volume 6 – The Campus-Based Programs

June 2022

2022-23 FSA Handbook Volume 1 – Student Eligibility

myStudentAid Mobile App to be Retired June 30, 2022

COD System Operational Update 2022 – Reporting Deadlines and Reminders for CARES Act Relief, Coronavirus Indicator and R2T4

New Ransomware and School Closure Resources Available

New Quarterly Cybersecurity Newsletter from Federal Student Aid

Eligible Noncitizen Update – Afghan Arrivals

Inability to Submit Corrections after Dependency Status Change for the FAFSA Form

Availability of EDExpress for Windows, 2022-2023, Release 3.0

2022-23 FSA Handbook Volume 5 – Withdrawals and the Return of Title IV Funds

Title IV Institutional Survey – Web Survey to Begin June 7, 2022

2022–2023 COD Technical Reference (June 2022 Update) Now Available

May 2022

Changes to 2022-2023 Verification Requirements

Live Internet Webinar – Pell Grant Eligibility for Incarcerated Students

Live Internet Webinars – Wednesday Webinar Series, June–September 2022

2022-23 Federal School Code List of Participating Schools (May 2022)

2022-23 FSA Handbook Volume 4 – Processing Aid and Managing FSA Funds

April 2022

Availability of EDExpress for Windows, 2022-2023, Release 2.0

Revised Special Handling Process for FAFSA Filers Under the Age of 13

Requirements for Distribution of Voter Registration Forms

Operational Implementation Guidance – Federal Student Aid’s Implementation of Revised 2022-23 Federal Pell Grant Payment and Disbursement Schedules

2022-23 FAFSA® Spring Renewal Campaign

2022-23 FSA Handbook Errata and Updates to the Application and Verification Guide

March 2022

2022 Federal Student Aid Training Conference – Coming to You Virtually, Nov. 29–Dec. 1, 2022

Federal Student Aid Posts Quarterly Portfolio Reports to FSA Data Center

StudentAid.gov Enhancements and Modifications Starting March 2022

REVISED 2022-2023 Federal Pell Grant Payment and Disbursement Schedules

February 2022

REMINDER – Final DUNS Number Registration Required Before April 4, 2022 Transition to New Unique Entity Identifier

Live Internet Webinars – Wednesday Webinar Series, February–May 2022 (Updated Feb. 15, 2022)

Final Reminder! Perform Mandatory SAIG Software Upgrade and Install EDconnect Security Patch by Feb. 20, 2022

2022-23 Federal School Code List of Participating Schools (February 2022)

January 2022

2022-2023 Federal Pell Grant Payment and Disbursement Schedules

Deadline Reminder: Perform Mandatory SAIG Software Upgrade and Install EDconnect Security Patch by Feb. 20, 2022

Processing Delays for DHS-SAVE Second and Third-Step Verification

Use of FAFSA Data to Administer Federal Programs

Updated Designation of Entity under Section 483(a)(3)(E) of the Higher Education Act and Institution of Higher Education (IHE) Guidance

2022-2023 FAFSA Verification-Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Tax Return Transcript Matrix

Live Internet Webinars – Wednesday Webinar Series, February–May 2022

(January 13, 2022 Update) IRS Data Retrieval Tool and Potential Inaccurate $1 Adjusted Gross Income for the 2022-23 FAFSA Form

Reminder: Mandatory SAIG Software Upgrade – EDconnect 8.5.1 Security Patch Must Be Installed by Feb. 20, 2022

StopRansomware.gov website – The U.S. Government's One-Stop Location to Stop Ransomware

2022-23 FAFSA® Winter Renewal Campaign

December 2021

Federal Student Aid Posts Quarterly Portfolio Reports to FSA Data Center

Mandatory SAIG Software Upgrade – Upgrade to EDconnect 8.5 and Updated TDClient Software by Feb. 20, 2022

Access Removed for Unconfirmed TG Numbers (SAIG Mailboxes) and Electronic Services User Accounts

Updated Course Offerings – EDExpress Training Course

OUTAGE ALERT – Federal Student Aid Website and System Outages Dec. 11-12, 2021

2021 Virtual Federal Student Aid Training Conference – Stay Engaged with On-Demand Access

OUTAGE ALERT – IRS DRT Outage on Dec. 4, 2021

November 2021

2022-23 FSA Handbook - Application and Verification Guide

StudentAid.gov Enhancements and Modifications Starting November 2021

2021 Virtual Federal Student Aid Training Conference – Virtual Event Platform Now Open

2022-2023 Application Processing System Specifications for Software Developers (Final)

Issue Alert: CPS Reprocessing on Nov. 12, 2021, for Application and Correction Records with Null Values for IRS Fields

Reminder: Active Confirmation of TG Numbers (SAIG Mailboxes) and Electronic Services User Accounts Required by Dec. 10, 2021 to Maintain Access to Federal Student Aid Systems

Treatment of Name, Image, and Likeness Compensation in Awarding Title IV, HEA Assistance

2022-23 Federal School Code List of Participating Schools (November 2021)

October 2021

Issuing Financial Aid Offers – What Institutions Should Include and Avoid

OUTAGE ALERT – IRS DRT Outages November 2021

2022-23 SAR and SAR Acknowledgement Mock-Ups

Mandatory SAIG Software Upgrade Deadline Extended

Active Confirmation of TG Numbers (SAIG Mailboxes) and Electronic Services User Accounts Required by Dec. 10, 2021 to Maintain Access to Federal Student Aid Systems

2021 Virtual Federal Student Aid Training Conference – Registration Now Open

The 2022-23 FAFSA® Form is Here!

September 2021

Impact of American Rescue Plan Change to Tax Treatment of Unemployment Benefits on Student Aid Eligibility for Cycle 2022-23

IRS Data Retrieval Tool and Potential Inaccurate $1 Adjusted Gross Income for the 2022-23 FAFSA Form

Availability of 2022-23 CPS Web Applications Demonstration (Web Demo) System and 2022-23 CPS Mainframe Test System

September 2021 Updates to FSA Partner Connect Website

Reminder: Mandatory SAIG Software Upgrade by Oct. 23, 2021 to Maintain Access to the SAIG

2022-23 Application and ISIR Test Files and 2022-23 Comment Code Text

Designation of U.S. Department of Treasury under Section 483(a)(3)(E) of the Higher Education Act

Mandatory SAIG Software Upgrade – Upgrade to EDconnect 8.5 and Updated TDClient Software by Oct. 23, 2021

2022-23 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) Form and the FAFSA on the Web Worksheet

Reminder – Identity Verification

2022-2023 Award Year: FAFSA® Information to be Verified and Acceptable Documentation

Implementation of High School Completion Status Removal from Verification

August 2021

2022-23 FAFSA Preview Presentations

2022-2023 Expected Family Contribution (EFC) Formula Guide

EDExpress for Windows 2022-2023 Packaging Technical Reference

2022-2023 Summary of Changes for the Application Processing System Guide

2021 Virtual Federal Student Aid Training Conference – Agendas Now Available

2022-2023 SAR Comment Codes and Text Guide

July 2021

Federal Need Analysis Methodology for Award Year (AY) 2022-23

2022-23 Application Processing System Specifications for Software Developers

Reminder: Maintaining Access to Federal Student Aid Systems for Processing Users

2022-23 ISIR Guide

June 2021

2022-2023 CPS Test System User Guide

2022-2023 EDE Technical Reference (Final)

Beginning Phased Implementation of the FAFSA Simplification Act

Early Implementation of the FAFSA Simplification Act’s Removal of Selective Service and Drug Conviction Requirements for Title IV Eligibility

May 2021

FSA Partner Connect – Helpful Information About Help Center and FSA Handbook

2022-2023 EDE Technical Reference (Spring Draft)

April 2021

2021 Federal Student Aid Training Conference – We Are Virtual, Again!