2024-2025 FAFSA Simplification

Better FAFSA® Better Future – FAFSA Simplification

Big changes are on the horizon for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as we prepare for the 2024–2025 award year. The Financial Aid Office at Palomar College is committed to keeping you updated with the latest information, ensuring that we can provide students, families, and our campus community with the necessary knowledge about the upcoming modifications. 

The FAFSA Simplification Act was recently been passed by Congress to streamline the financial aid process for students and families. It is an extensive overhaul of the processes and systems used to award federal student aid. Specifically, this law makes it easier for students and families to complete and submit the FAFSA form and expands access to federal student aid.

CADAA Applicants– There will be some changes to the CADAA to mirror the updates to FAFSA as well.



  • Create an FSA ID (if you have not already done so) on the Federal Student Aid website and assist your contributors, such as your parent(s) or spouse in creating an FSA ID.
  • Check this page often for updates. This webpage will be updated as the Financial Aid Office prepares for these changes, so you can stay informed about your Financial Aid resources, and the changes ahead.
  • If you have any questions or concerns, contact our Financial Aid team: finaid@palomar.edu  | (760) 744-1150 Ext 2366



Last modified on June 4, 2024