Cost and Financial Aid
FAFSA is available NOW for the 2023-24 academic year.
Use UB’s school code: 001416 to qualify for available financial aid!
- February 1: UB Preferred FAFSA Deadline
- February 15: Deadline for CT residents to qualify for state funding
The FAFSA Simplification Act was enacted by Congress as part of the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021. This law reduces the number of questions students will have to answer on the FAFSA form, makes crucial changes to the Higher Education Act of 1965 to expand Pell Grant eligibility and removes outdated restrictions to make federal student aid more accessible to all students.
2024-2025 FAFSA Release
Due to the major changes, the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Federal Student Aid is delaying the release until December 2023, two months after the usual October 1 release. Presently the department has stated that the 2024-2025 FAFSA will be ready mid-December 2023. However, they are not required by law to have it available until January 1, 2024.
This is the largest FAFSA overhaul in recent years, and it will require not only the federal government to implement changes to their processes, but states and schools need to prepare for the change as well.
Please check back for more updates. This page will be updated with new information as it becomes available.