The FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) made a change in 2016 and is now available earlier. The FAFSA application will open this year on October 1st, 2017. This is helpful to the graduating class of 2018 for many reasons. Here are a few! 1. It will allow parents to apply to FAFSA using their 2016 tax return rather than waiting ontheir 2017 return to be completed. 2. Many colleges will use the early applications to determine the amount of financial aid a student may qualify for from their institutions. 3. It will allow parents and students to determine earlier, their financial responsibility.
Please visit: www.fafsa.org.gov for all the information and the application for FAFSA.