Posted Date: May 20, 2013

Author:  Lisa DiCarlo, Director, Student Experience Group, Federal Student Aid

Subject: Notice of the Draft 2014-2015 Federal Student Aid Application Materials

On May 6, 2013, a Federal Register Notice was published that provided draft versions of the proposed 2014-2015 application forms used by individuals applying for federal student aid; including the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and the Student Aid Report (SAR). To access the notice directly from the Federal Register website, go to the following URL:

The federal student aid application process is required to collect and process the data necessary to determine a student’s eligibility to receive Title IV, HEA program assistance. The application process includes an applicant submitting to the Department of Education a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). After submitting the FAFSA, the applicant receives a Student Aid Report (SAR), which is a summary of the data the applicant submitted on the FAFSA.  The applicant reviews the SAR, and if necessary, makes corrections or updates to the submitted FAFSA data.

Interested persons may review the draft application materials from the following URL:!docketDetail;D=ED-2013-ICCD-0061.

For additional details about changes made to the 2014-2015 application cycle for parental information collection, please review the April 29, 2013 Dear Colleague Letter GEN-13-12 at


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