The FAFSA asks some hard questions and each school handles their financial aid differently - it can be confusing. We've listed some FAQs here to help.
No. 2017 income and tax information will be used when you apply for the 2019-20 academic year; however, if you have unusual circumstances such as loss of income or high medical expenses you may submit an appeal to our office.
The most important thing to know: the earlier you apply, the better! For most schools, some types of funding (like grants) are first-come, first-served. Schools usually provide a "priority date" which is a date they recommend you complete the FAFSA by so you don't miss out on funding you could have been eligible for.
If that timeline isn't possible for you - it's ok! You can still apply for financial aid well into the semester. We recommend you speak to a financial aid counselor about your specific timeline.
Nope. Our FAFSA school code is 001370. List us and we'll get your FAFSA when the time is right!
If you choose the Renewal FAFSA option when you start your application, some basic information from your 2017–18 FAFSA will be prepopulated in your 2018–19 FAFSA. However, you should review all information and be prepared to answer tax questions based on two years prior (i.e. 2016 for 2018-19).
Here are some tips for this type of situation: