Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
For the 2017-18 academic year, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) will be available earlier - on October 1, 2016 rather than January 1, 2017 - and will use income information from two years prior to the academic year instead of the previous year.
What Does This Mean for You?
File for Financial Aid Earlier beginning on October 1, 2016
Apply using 2015 income tax information - use the IRS data retrieval tool
Families no longer need to worry about tax filing extensions or amended returns
Submit your FAFSA by Feb. 1st for priority funding
Award Notification Letter will be sent starting March 1st.
For more information, contact the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships at 775-784-4666