The process for filing financial aid applications changed during the fall of 2016. All students who plan to enroll in a college/university in the fall of 2018 may complete a Federal Application for Student Aid (FAFSA) during the fall of 2017. The 2018-2019 FAFSA application will be available on/after October 1. Colleges and universities will begin processing the FAFSA by mid-November and will advise students if additional information or documentation is needed.
Information from the 2016 income tax forms (called tax transcript) will be used to complete the FAFSA through a link called Data Retrieval Tool (DRT) that accesses 2016 tax information already on file with the Internal Revenue Service.
Early submissions of FAFSAs will allow colleges/universities to determine financial aid eligibility earlier than usual. Students and parents will be informed earlier about financial aid eligibility.
All students and at least one parent need to register for an FSA ID. These IDs allow the student to file the FAFSA electronically. If the parent has already completed a FAFSA for previous family members and has an FSA ID, that ID will still be current for the additional family member.
Please contact the college you plan to attend or Mrs. Luton for more information.