How do the new changes to the FAFSA impact me?
There are two big changes for the 2017-18 school year and beyond:
- Report older income and tax info
You’ll need to submit info from an earlier tax year. To apply for financial aid for the 2017-18 school year, you’d use the info on your 2015 tax return (which you filed in 2016).
- Submit your FAFSA earlier
The filing date now begins October 1 every year.
If you filed your 2015 taxes with us, we’ve created a FAFSA Fact Sheet with the tax info you’ll need to fill out your forms.