Financial Aid Information
2016 - 2017 - New This Year!
FAFSA will now be available beginning October 1st rather than January 1st and will use income information from two years prior to the academic year.
The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is the federal application for financial aid. It is also used to apply for aid from other sources, such as from the state or school you will be attending. The FAFSA is required for most college aid applications.
What This Change Means
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.
Use Earlier Income Information: Beginning with the 2017–18 FAFSA, students will 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.
Remember to apply early before funds run out! Check the resource links below to view additional resources for filling out your FAFSA.
- Create your FSA ID for your FAFSA
- Predict Potential Financial Aid
- FinAid! Financial Aid Information Page
- National Association of Student Financial Aid Administration
- College Boards PROFILE OnLine
- College Board Paying for College
- US Dept of Ed: Loans and Grants