2024-25 FAFSA Delayed Until December 31, 2023
Due to significant changes to the 2024-25 FAFSA, the launch date has been extended from October 1 until December 31. In the meantime, if you plan to file the 2024-25 FAFSA and you do not yet have an FSA ID, please plan to create an account in advance. Others who will be providing information on your FAFSA (parents, spouse, if applicable) will also need to set up an account. For additional information, please visit FAFSA Updates.
Federal Direct Loan payments paused during COVID-19 resumed October 2023
Prepare for Student Loan Payments to Restart - For borrowers that had been paying prior to the COVID-19 payment pause and will be restarting their payments.
Repaying Student Loans for the First Time - For borrowers that will be entering repayment for the first time since the COVID-19 payment pause began.
Federal Fresh Start Program
The U.S. Department of Education has launched a “Fresh Start” program for borrowers who previously defaulted on federal student loans held by the Department of Education. If you have been ineligible for Title IV federal aid due to a federal loan default, you may reach out to our office at email@example.com to see if you meet the qualifications for the Fresh Start program.
Refunds are direct deposited to the bank account that you provide on the AU Access My Finances tab. Please visit this link for more information.
Financial Aid offers many online resources such as the following:
Make informed financial decisions. Financial Wellness Resources are available. Visit I-Grad Next Step
for access to personal finance tools to assist with budgeting, managing repayment of loans and general financial literacy topics.