Students encouraged to complete the 2024-25 FAFSA now

Friday, March 8, 2024
Written by: Seminole State Staff

With the understanding that paying for college is an important consideration for students and their families, Seminole State College of Florida is encouraging students to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) now.

The FAFSA has undergone a complete overhaul, and a simplified FAFSA form known as the Better FAFSA is now available. Students will use the Better FAFSA to apply for financial aid, including grants, scholarships, work-study funds and loans, for the 2024-25 award year and beyond. The College’s Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships notes that most students qualify for some kind of aid and having a FAFSA on file is required for many scholarships, including scholarships offered through the Foundation for Seminole State College.

While colleges previously received FAFSA information in the beginning of February, the U.S. Department of Education announced last month that colleges will likely receive the first batch of FAFSA information for 2024-25 in late spring instead. Due to this change, financial aid packages will likely be delayed. With this anticipated delay in mind, Seminole State is working diligently to provide information to make the financial aid process as smooth as possible for students.  

What Students Can Do Now

While the College awaits receipt of the first batch of FAFSA information, here’s what students can do now:

  1. Create an FSA ID. The Federal Student Aid ID (FSA ID) will grant students access to the FSA platform and serve as their username and password. (Please note that you cannot create your FSA ID and complete the FAFSA in one sitting.)
  2. Complete and submit the 2024-25 FAFSA. Students who have not yet completed the FAFSA for next year are encouraged to do so now. Seminole State’s school code is 001520.
  3. Review available information on federal and state financial aid. Seminole State offers information on the different types of aid available for students, including grants, loans, federal work-study and more. 

Resources for Students

Students who need help can:

  • Review Federal Student Aid’s FAFSA Pro Tips for completing their application.
  • Connect with a student success specialist on any campus for a Virtual FAFSA Assistance appointment.

About Seminole State College of Florida

Seminole State College of Florida, established in 1965, serves more than 22,000 students across six sites in Central Florida. A full-service education provider, Seminole State has thrived by adapting to and meeting the needs of an ever-changing, vibrant community. Seminole State offers 11 bachelor’s degrees in high-demand, high-growth fields; two-year associate degrees; specialized certificates; continuing professional education; adult education and guaranteed admission via DirectConnect to UCF® to the University of Central Florida for Associate in Arts (A.A.) graduates. By offering flexible, affordable, high-quality educational programs and services, the College continues to help students learn, succeed and GO Far. For more about Seminole State, visit

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