Governor Signs Assembly Bill 1887 Extending The Deadline For Students To File The FAFSA Application For 2024-2025 Award Year To May 2, 2024

CATEGORY: Private Education Matters
CLIENT TYPE: Private Education
DATE: Apr 25, 2024

On March 25, 2024, Governor Newsom signed Assembly Bill 1887 (AB 1887), which extends the deadline to file the federal Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).  AB 1887 is urgency legislation, which becomes effective immediately.  This means this bill became effective on March 25, 2024.

Existing law establishes the California Student Aid Commission.  The California Student Aid Commission is the state agency responsible for the administration of state-authorized student aid programs available to students attending all segments of postsecondary education.

Existing law provides that the FAFSA application must be available to students on or before October 1, 2023, and if it is not available by then, the deadline to file the FAFSA application extends to April 2, 2024.

AB 1887 extends the application deadline by one month.  The FAFSA application deadline is now May 2, 2024.  AB 1887 was adopted as urgency legislation to ensure students have sufficient time to complete the application, which provides access to federal Pell Grant awards, Cal Grant awards, Middle Class Scholarship Program Awards, and institutional aid programs at institutions of higher education.

Note: AB 1887 amends Section 22 of Chapter 20 of the Statutes of 2023. 

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