A recent process improvement enabled America’s college students to begin filing their FAFSA applications October 1.
For the first time in its history the nation’s Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is available on line a full three months earlier. As a result, students applying for the 2017-18 academic year can begin to process their applications. Historically, FAFSA was not available until January.
With this change, parents are also allowed to use tax information from the previous year’s filing rather than having to wait to file their taxes for the current year—it is believed this will help streamline the filing process.
Each year the federal government provides billions of dollars in financial assistance to the nation’s college and university students; but in order to determine one’s eligibility students must first complete the FAFSA application.
For more information regarding the Federal Student Aid Program and/or to learn more about FAFSA’s new filing information, visit www.fafsa.ed.gov.