The Renewal FAFSA is for financial aid applicants who submitted the FAFSA last year and are filing again.
Since your financial circumstances can change dramatically from one year to the next, you will need to file a FAFSA for each academic year you require financial aid. However, you may quality to submit a renewal FAFSA (rather than a new FAFSA), which asks only for new information.
Many of the answers you provided on last year's FAFSA are automatically listed on the Renewal FAFSA, reducing the number of questions to complete. The only questions you’ll need to answer are those that have changed since last year.
If you qualify to submit a Renewal FAFSA, your school or the U.S. Department of Education will notify you. For questions about the Renewal FAFSA, contact your school's financial aid office.
To renew your FAFSA online, you will need your PIN.