Assisting Students with the FAFSA®

As a result of the FAFSA Simplification ActFederal Student Aid is updating the FAFSA® process to expand access to federal student aid and provide a more accessible, streamlined experience for students and families. The FAFSA® is now available on the Federal Student Aid website.

How you can help students

Encourage them to Complete the FAFSA®

Current Students
Register for Classes

Incoming Students
Register for Orientation

Check their UCA Email for Updates


FAFSA® Workshops

Our office is providing regular workshops to provide students an overview of the FAFSA® process and assist them with filing.

Workshop Registration


Financial Aid Support

Send us students who have questions or encourage them drop in to our office Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm.

Contact Form


FAFSA® Filing

The 2024-2025 FAFSA® is now open! Make sure students input our school code so we can receive their data once it becomes available.
UCA School Code: 001092


 What to know about the FAFSA®

Who should complete the FAFSA® form?

Any student, regardless of income, who wants to be considered for federal, state, and school financial aid programs. This includes grants, scholarships, work-study funds, and loans.

What do students need?

  • Verified account username and password (FSA ID)
  • Parent or spouse contributor name, date of birth, Social Security number, and email address
  • Income and asset information (if required)

Summer Classes

If students express interest in summer enrollment, guide them to consult with Financial Aid to understand their aid eligibility.





Changes to the FAFSA®

Shorter Form

The form now contains far fewer questions, a direct data exchange with the IRS and a new formula for calculating aid.

FSA ID Requirements

Both students and parents must now create a Student Aid Account (FSA ID) before starting their FAFSA® application.

Delays in Aid Packaging

Expected delays in receiving FAFSA® data might push back until mid-March, affecting our ability to process and offer student aid promptly.

Divorced/Separated Parents

The method for assessing contributions has been updated, possibly affecting which parent’s information is required.

Family Farms and Businesses

Now included in financial assessments, potentially altering aid calculations for some families.

Household College Students

The previous consideration for multiple students in higher education from the same family has been removed, potentially decreasing aid for some.