Filing the FAFSA just Got Earlier ... and Easier!!
The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is the first step in applying for most types of financial aid.
For the 2018-2019 School Year:
- You can submit the 2018-2019 FAFSA starting October 1, 2017; and,
- You won't have to estimate income information because you will report income and tax information from the 2016 tax year; and,
- You and your family may be able to automatically import income information from the IRS to the FAFSA while you are completing the FAFSA by using the IRS Data Retrieval Tool (DRT). If you are offered the option of using the IRS DRT while completing the FAFSA, we strongly encourage you to use it, and to not change any information imported by the tool.