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It's Not Too Late to File the 17-18 FAFSA!

It's not too late to file the FAFSA!

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is the first step in applying for most types of financial aid. The process is changing for the 2017-2018 year that begins Fall 2017.

For the 2017-2018 school year:

  • The 2017-2018 FAFSA was available October 1, 2016, but it's not too late to file it now. We encourage everyone to file the FAFSA as soon as possible so they will know their aid eligibility before the Fall 2017 Semester begins. Don't wait until June or July; do it now!
  • Be sure to list your 2015 Income Tax Year information, even if you've already completed your 2016 income taxes.
  • You and your family may be able to automatically import 2015 income information from the IRS to the FAFSA while you're completing the FAFSA by using the IRS Data Retrieval Tool (DRT). If you are offered the option of using the IRS DRT while completing the FAFSA, we strongly encourage you to use it to import the 2015 Tax Year information, and to not change any information imported by the tool.