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Navigating the 2024-2025 FAFSA: Prepare for your journey of Fearless Exploration

February 28, 2024 by Nicolette Boessling, Associate Vice President of Admissions
Concordia Texas is here to help navigate you through the 24-25 FAFSA

Preparing for your college journey is exciting, but the checklist seems to go on and on. One major item that many families find at the top of that checklist is FAFSA or the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. Let’s talk FAFSA basics and some of the top items that are good to know as you are completing your 2024-2025 application.

2024-2025 FAFSA Lingo

  • Contributor: A contributor is anyone providing information to your 2024-2025 FAFSA Application. Each contributor must have an FSA ID. Please note: if your parents are married and filed taxes jointly, only one FSA ID is needed.
  • Student Aid Index or SAI: The term Student Aid Index or SAI has replaced the previously used term, Expected Family Contribution or EFC. Your SAI will be used by the colleges you’ve listed on your FAFSA Application to determine the different types of aid that you are eligible for. Your SAI number can range from –1500 to 99999.
  • FAFSA Submission Summary: In your FAFSA Submission Summary, you can review your submitted 2024-2025 FAFSA Form, see when your FAFSA was sent to your listed colleges, find your SAI, review your aid eligibility, and so much more. Make sure you and your family go through your FAFSA Submission Summary after you submit your application.

Where Do I Start?

Let’s get started with your 2024-2025 FAFSA Application. You will get your FSA ID and access to your 2024-2025 FAFSA Application by creating your account. For the 2024-2025 Application, your contributor will also need an FSA ID to provide information on your FAFSA Application.

Our Admissions Team is here to walk you through every step of the FAFSA process. As you begin your 2024-2025 FAFSA Application, your knowledgeable Admissions Counselor is here to help.

Contact an Admissions Counselor

What to Expect After Creating My FSA ID

After you and your contributors have created your FSA IDs, it takes about 1-3 business days to confirm your identity.

Important Information You Need to Complete Your Application

You and your contributors have your FSA IDs, your identity has been confirmed, and you’re on to the next phase of completing your 2024-2025 FAFSA Application – way to go! As you start to complete your application, it is helpful to have important information and documents that may be required on hand.

  • You and your contributors' Social Security Card.
  • Tax Returns
  • Records of child support received
  • Records of savings accounts and checking accounts
  • Records of any investments

*You may not need all these forms and information based on your situation.

Provide Consent and Approval or be ineligible for Federal Student Aid.

Once you have completed your portion of the FAFSA Application, your contributors will receive an invitation to complete their part.

When Will Concordia University Texas Receive My FAFSA Application?

Concordia University Texas will be working hard to process FAFSA Applications when we receive them. Expect to receive an estimate of the aid you qualify for by the end of the Spring 2024 semester.

Get started on the 2024-2025 FAFSA so you can make the first step toward your college journey with Concordia Texas.