NEW!!! Complete the FAFSA Sooner

2017-2018 FAFSA Now Available at

Major changes beginning with the 2017-18 FAFSA:

Submit your FAFSA Earlier: 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, thus allowing 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 the 2015 tax year, rather than 2016 income information. (Prior-Prior Year)

Students must submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) every year to determine eligibility for federal student aid.  Federal student aid includes Federal Pell Grants, Federal student loans, and work-study opportunities. The FAFSA is also used to determine eligibility for nonfederal student aid and various scholarships.

The following table provides a summary of key dates as we transition to the Early FAFSA timeline and earlier tax information.

 New FAFSA information

For More Information about the 2017-2018 FAFSA changes please click here.


If your family has experienced a reduction in income, a change in marital status, or other special circumstances, please contact our office. We will work with you to document the changes to your family income situation and make changes to your FAFSA if necessary.