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Latest from FSA: The FAFSA Form is Going Mobile

July 25, 2018

FSA recently announced two new ways for students and parents to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form: a redesigned fafsa.gov website and a new mobile app. These improvements focus on enhancing the FAFSA experience on mobile devices, such as smartphones and tablets.

What’s new with fafsa.gov?

  • The site will now resize to fit on mobile devices, making it easier for students and parents to complete the FAFSA form using smartphones and tablets.
  • The page design of fafsa.gov now has a more modern and user-friendly look and feel to improve the overall experience.
  • The “Help and Hints” display boxes have been replaced by new “tool tips.” Tool tips will provide easy-to-use contextual information as students and parents go through each FAFSA question.
  • To ease the students’ and parents’ navigation through the site, some questions on fafsa.gov are now grouped in a different order. The questions are now displayed in a more user-friendly way, which may require fewer page views for students and parents.

The changes described above are only applicable to initial and renewal applications. Additional fafsa.gov functions will be redesigned in subsequent phases.

FSA plans to announce more specific information about the mobile app, which will launch later this summer, in an upcoming announcement.

For more information, including a link a fafsa.gov preview presentation, check out FSA’s announcement.

 

 

 

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