New: Complete the FAFSA Early!


Changes to the 2017-2018 FAFSA

Starting the Fall of 2016:

  • Students will be able to file for aid beginning Oct. 1—a full three months earlier than previously allowed.
  • And for the first time, applicants will use prior-prior year (PPY) tax information when reporting personal and family income.

Previously, the FAFSA used the previous year’s tax data. Beginning in October 2016 (for aid applications for the 2017-18 award year), the White House will allow students to file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) using prior-prior year (PPY) tax data.

Information accessed and pulled directly from on 9/29/16 at 2:37pm