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What You Need To Know: 22-23 FASFA Updates and Troubleshooting

By: TxCAN   |   November 2021

Catch up on the 22-23 FAFSA changes and ways to troubleshoot common issues that you may come across.

The passage of HB3 created important changes for counselors with the implementation of the new financial aid graduation requirement. In addition to these state changes, FASFA has also implemented several new changes to their online application. For example, upon login users will be required to identify their role as either a student, parent, or preparer. FASFA has also made it easier for students to input household size as this will now be automatically calculated. The final updates to this year’s FASFA correspond to student financial aid eligibility.

Starting with the 2022-2023 FAFSA, students assigned male at birth (AMAB) will no longer be required to register for Selective Service to be eligible to receive federal financial aid. Similarly, students who have received a drug conviction will also be eligible to receive federal financial aid. Despite these changes, students will still be asked to answer these questions when completing their FAFSA application even though it will no longer impact eligibility.

If issues arise as you work diligently to help students navigate the FASFA application, you are not alone! The Office of Federal Student Aid has been making technical fixes to the 2022-2023 application, which can lead to slow screen progression, buffering, or getting kicked out of the system. If this happens you can continue working with students by downloading the myStudentAid mobile app. With the mobile app, students and parents can continue to complete and submit the FAFSA form in a user-friendly format. Furthermore, assistance can be obtained by contacting the Texas Financial Aid Information Center (TFAIC) by calling 1-888-311-8881.

You can also design a toolbox of useful resources by connecting to tools provided by uAspire and Texas OnCourse:

The Texas College Access Network (TxCAN) connects and supports college access initiatives across Texas, with the goal of increasing access to college and certificate programs.