FAFSA is changing
They are trying to make everything easier and more accessible, especially Pell Grants.
1 Contributor may need to participate, spouse or stepparent (controversial, not everyone has good steps. might make things harder)
2 Federal tax info transferred directly to form. Gov already knows everything they need to know. Making it easier
3 Consent & approval for that tax info transfer is required. Can't do it without permission (but they still already know)
4 Applicant and contributors all need an account
5 Once you start the process, you can always check the progress on the website
6 After completing, you can send your info to up to 20 schools
They say they want to spread the word. The YT channel has many more videos if you need more info.