2017-2018 FAFSA Now Available

October 1, 2016

To be considered for financial aid for the 2017-2018 aid year (beginning with the fall 2017 term) complete your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at www.fafsa.gov.  Awarding for the 2017-2018 aid year will begin March 2017. 

There have been some changes to the FAFSA beginning with the 2017-2018 aid year.

  • The 2017-2018 FAFSA is now available beginning October 1, 2016 instead of January 1.  
  • The FAFSA will use information from the prior-prior year (PPY) tax return instead of the previous year's tax return.  Therefore, 2015 Tax Return information will be used to complete the 2017-2018 FAFSA.
  • Students are encouraged to utilize the IRS Data Retrieval Tool to import your federal tax information making the application process more efficient and accurate.


Our office encourages you to file your 2017-2018 FAFSA by July 1, 2017.