JB Pritzker, Governor, State of Illinois

2022-23 FAFSA Completion

(Last Updated: October 25, 2021)

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

October 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!