Assumption University Announces Response to FAFSA Delays

Feb 02, 2024

President Greg Weiner, Ph.D. announced on Friday that Assumption University will be extending its 2024 deposit deadline to June 1 in response to ongoing delays with the new FAFSA form for federal financial aid. The move extends the deposit deadline a full month from the original May 1 deadline.

In an email to faculty and staff, President Weiner wrote:

“As many of you know, the Department of Education has experienced continuing, and still ongoing, delays with the new FAFSA form for federal financial aid. Today, NACAC, the governing board for college admissions counselors, asked institutions to move the traditional May 1 deposit deadline as a result. Many institutions around the country have extended theirs to June 1.

Assumption is doing so as well. We think that’s best for prospective students and families, and we are also confident that the quality of an Assumption education will continue to attract students, as our record-setting application cycle has already shown.”

“Hundreds of families have already taken advantage of our “Fast Track” financial aid form, which allows them to receive financial aid offers without waiting for the FAFSA situation to sort itself out. We were the first institution we know of, and certainly among our competitors, to take this innovative approach. We expect interest in it to grow given the continuing FAFSA delays.”