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When To File Your FAFSA?

December 16, 2016

 

You should file the FAFSA ASAP after October 1 the year before you hope to enroll (or continue) in college. (It used to be January 1 the year you hoped to enroll. Here's a closer look at the 2016 FAFSA changes.)

 

For example, if you're planning to start college in September 2017, you would file the FAFSA on or after October 1, 2016, with tax info from 2015. All these dates might seem a little confusing at first, but this new FAFSA schedule makes the financial aid process more closely align with the admission process. This should enable you and your family to make better college financial decisions overall—and sooner.

 

You should also make sure you're aware of all filing deadlines that apply to you. The federal FAFSA filing deadline is probably different from your state deadline, and your colleges will likely have their own internal filing deadlines too.

 

People have been filing FAFSA for over 2 months now so you should file your FAFSA as soon as you can, since a great deal of financial aid is first come, first served. Money is awarded until it runs out—and late filers might get nothing. Unfortunately, many students miss out on financial aid opportunities because they fail to meet the filing deadlines. The best financial aid awards (those heavy on grants and lighter on loans) are generally given to the earliest applicants. If you desire get professional help with the FAFSA in addition to other college resources like scholarships, internships, college tax credits or even a line of credit opportunity for financial shortfalls with college related expenses Click Here and complete form. For our FAFSA and Tax Department  (800) 811-4546 Ext. 14

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