JB Pritzker, Governor, State of Illinois

2023-24 FAFSA Completion

(Last Updated: November 21, 2022)

Important Dates

The important dates are listed in chronological order by month, with the newest information listed first. As new information about the 2023-24 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

2023-24 SAR and SAR Acknowledgement Mock-Ups

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

2023–2024 Application Processing System Specifications for Software Developers (Final)

FAFSA® Simplification Act Changes for Implementation in 2023-24

TFA Information – Soft Token Instructions

Prison Education Programs Topics Page

October 2022

2023–24 Federal School Code List of Participating Schools (November 2022)

2023-2024 COD Technical Reference (Initial) Now Available

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

2023-2024 College Financing Plan

The 2023-24 FAFSA® Form is Here!

2022 Virtual Federal Student Aid Training Conference – Registration Now Open

September 2022

Availability of EDExpress for Windows 2023-2024, Release 1.0

Live Internet Webinars – Wednesday Webinar Series, Fall 2022

2023-24 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) Form and the FAFSA on the Web Worksheet

Availability of 2023–24 CPS Web Applications Demonstration (Web Demo) System and 2023–24 CPS Mainframe Test System

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

EDExpress for Windows 2023–24 Packaging Technical Reference

August 2022

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

2023-24 FAFSA® Form on StudentAid.gov Preview Presentation

StudentAid.gov – Managing High Volume of Visitors

2023-24 Application Processing System Specifications for Software Developers (August 2022 Draft)

Information About Restored Aid Eligibility Under Fresh Start Initiative

Federal Student Aid Eligibility for Borrowers with Defaulted Loans

2023–24 Summary of Changes for the Application Processing System Guide

2023–24 Expected Family Contribution (EFC) Formula Guide

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

2023–24 SAR Comment Codes and Text Guide

2023–24 ISIR Guide

StudentAid.gov Enhancements and Modifications Starting July 2022

2023-2024 Award Year: FAFSA Information to be Verified and Acceptable Documentation

2023-24 CPS Test System User Guide

June 2022

2023-2024 EDE Technical Reference (Final)

myStudentAid Mobile App to be Retired June 30, 2022

New Ransomware and School Closure Resources Available

New Quarterly Cybersecurity Newsletter from Federal Student Aid

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

Notice of the Updated Draft 2023-24 Federal Student Aid Application Materials

May 2022

Live Internet Webinar – Pell Grant Eligibility for Incarcerated Students

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

April 2022

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

March 2022

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

StudentAid.gov Enhancements and Modifications Starting March 2022

Quarterly SAIG Message Class File Update

February 2022

Notice of the Draft 2023-24 Federal Student Aid Application Materials