FINANCIAL AID WORKSHOPS WILL BE AVAILABLE STARTING IN THE SPRING!
A FEW FACTS:
FAFSA stands for FREE APPLICATION FOR FEDERAL STUDENT AID.
FAFSA is how students are offered loans, grants and work study.
Mostly every four year college requires students to fill out the FAFSA, whether the student plans on using aid or not.
FAFSA opens until October 1st of 2016 and is completed off of your 2015 tax return.
Your student will be applying for aid to use for their 2017-2018 school year.
The goal is to complete your FAFSA as soon as possible.
You fill out the FAFSA each year for the following year's aid.
Some Updates from the FAFSA webpage:
- Students will be able to submit a FAFSA® earlier. Students will be able to file a 2017–18 FAFSA as early as Oct. 1, 2016, rather than beginning on Jan. 1, 2017. The earlier submission date will be a permanent change, enabling students to complete and submit a FAFSA as early as October 1 every year. (There is NO CHANGE to the 2016–17 schedule. The FAFSA became available January 1 as in previous years.)
- Students will use earlier income information. Beginning with the 2017–18 FAFSA, students will be required to report income information from an earlier tax year. For example, on the 2017–18 FAFSA, students (and parents, as appropriate) will report their 2015 income information, rather than their 2016 income information.