You can file your 17-18 FAFSA beginning 10/1/2016

  File your 2017-2018 FAFSA as early as
October 1, 2016 

The 2017-2018 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) season will begin earlier than previous FAFSA application cycles. Beginning on October 1, 2016, students will be able to fill out the FAFSA for the 2017–2018 school year. (In the past, they had to wait until January 1st). In addition, applicants will no longer need to estimate income and tax information and will be able to retrieve their data (and parents' too, if required) directly from the IRS, right from the first day the FAFSA is available. Students also will have information about their Expected Family Contributions earlier, helping them as they’re going through the college application and selection process.

For more information please access the U.S. Department of Education FAFSA Changes for 2017-18 web page.

You may also review and download the U.S. Department of Education's 2017-18 FAFSA Talking Points and/or Changes Impacting the 2017–18 FAFSA Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).

If you are accessing this web page on, or after, October 1st you may complete your FAFSA today! Just go to

Don’t delay  .  .  .  File your FAFSA TODAY!