Federal Updates
Federal & State Updates: Changes that affect YOU
(530) 242-7700
We will post any changes to the Federal Rules and Regulations that govern the Financial Aid process and student eligibility to this page. Due to frequent updates check this page often. 

Federal Update: 12/1/14 Feder​al Student Aid Resources for Students and Parents
College Prep Checklist​ - StudentAid.gov/checklist
Do You Need Money for College? Federal Student Aid at a Glance - StudentAi​d.gov/needmoney
Funding your Education - StudentAid.gov/funding​

Federal Update: November 2014  #AskFAFSA Office Hours on Twitter
Students are welcome to join us at 5 p.m. Eastern time on the last Wednesday of each month of #AskFAFSA Office H​ours. (In months when a holiday falls on or near that Wednesday, we will announce a different date.)

This live Q&A session on Twitter gives students, parents, financial aid staff, and other interested individuals the opportunity to get questions answered by the experts. Each month we feature a different topic related to federal student aid. You can submit your questions and join the conversation using the hashtag #AskFAFSA and tune in during the live event for answers from our experts. Find us at www.Twitter.com/FAFSA. 

Don't have a Twitter account? Watch the stream live at http://bit.ly/AskFAFSA2.
Not available during Office Hours? An archived transcript of the Q&A session will be posted at www.storify.com/FAFSA the day after Office Hours.

Federal Update: October 2014 -Submit 14-15 SAR and ISIR Corrections by 1/12/15 in Preparation for 15-16 Renewal Reminder Distribution
14-15 corrections 15-16 renewal.JPG
12/13/13 The U.S. Department of Education announced important information on the use of “marriage” and “spouse” in the Title IV Student Financial Assistance Programs in regards to relationship to the FAFSA. 
Under the Supreme Court’s decision invalidating Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act (United States v. Windsor) this change becomes effective December 13, 2013.

2014-15 FAFSA:

-Students who are legally married (regardless of gender) must include their spouse’s information on the FAFSA.
-Dependent students whose parents are legally married (regardless of gender) must include both parents’ information on the FAFSA.

For more information and guidance visit: http://ifap.ed.gov/dpcletters/GEN1325.html

​​