FAFSA

Free Application for Federal Student Aid

To apply for federal financial aid, and to apply for many state student aid programs, students must complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Electronic versions of the FAFSA make applying for financial aid faster and easier than ever.

According to the IRS, the data retrieval tool will be unavailable until the start of the next FAFSA season. Students and parents will need to manually enter their tax data into their FAFSA.  Please plan accordingly!

Please click here for more information.

 

2016-2017 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

To apply for 2016-2017 financial aid, you should complete the 2016-2017 FAFSA prior to April 20, 2016, to ensure priority handling of your application.

Click HERE to complete the 2016-2017 FAFSA.

The 2016-2017 academic year includes:
  • Fall 2016
  • Spring 2017
  • Summer 2017

If you plan to enroll in any of these terms, you must complete the 2016-2017 FAFSA.

For the 2016-2017 academic year and beyond, the priority FAFSA filing date is April 20th of each year for enrollment in the following fall semester.

 

2017-2018 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

Changes to the FAFSA® Process for 2017–18

SUBMIT A FAFSA EARLIER: Students will be able to submit 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 their FAFSAs as early as October 1 every year. (There is NO CHANGE to the 2016–17 schedule. The 2016–17 FAFSA became available Jan. 1, 2016.)USE EARLIER INCOME AND TAX INFORMATION: Beginning with the 2017–18 FAFSA, students will be required to report income and tax information from an earlier tax year. For example, on the 2017–18 FAFSA, students (and parents, as appropriate) will report their 2015 income and tax information, rather than their 2016 income and tax information.Here’s a summary of key dates for submitting the FAFSA depending on when you plan to go to school:

IF YOU PLAN TO ATTEND COLLEGE FROM

YOU WILL SUBMIT THIS FAFSA

YOU CAN SUBMIT THE FAFSA FROM

USING INCOME AND TAX INFORMATION FROM

JULY 1, 2015 – JUNE 30, 2016

2015–16

JANUARY 1, 2015 – JUNE 30, 2016

2014

JULY 1, 2016 – JUNE 30, 2017

2016–17

JANUARY 1, 2016 – JUNE 30, 2017

2015

JULY 1, 2017 – JUNE 30, 2018

2017–18

OCTOBER 1, 2016 – JUNE 30, 2018

2015

JULY 1, 2018 – JUNE 30, 2019

2018–19

OCTOBER 1, 2017 – JUNE 30, 2019

2016

To apply for 2017-2018 financial aid, you should complete the 2017-2018 FAFSA

Click HERE to complete the 2017-2018 FAFSA.

The 2017-2018 academic year includes:
  • Fall 2017
  • Spring 2018
  • Summer 2018

If you plan to enroll in any of these terms, you must complete the 2017-2018 FAFSA.

 Note: If you are enrolling for Spring 2017 or Summer 2017, you will need to complete the 2016-2017  FAFSA prior to June 30, 2017.

 

Last updated: 3/31/2017

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