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FAFSA® Changes for 2017–18 

On Sept. 14, 2015, the Federal Government announced significant changes to the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) process that will impact millions of students. Starting with the 2017­–18 application cycle, the following changes will be put in place:

  • Students will be able to submit a FAFSA® earlier.  Students will be able to file a 2017–18 FAFSA as early as Oct. 1, 2016, rather than beginning on Jan. 1, 2017. The earlier submission date will be a permanent change, enabling students to complete and submit a FAFSA as early as October 1 every year. (There is NO CHANGE to the 2016–17 schedule. The FAFSA became available January 1 as in previous years.)
  • Students will use earlier income information. Beginning with the 2017–18 FAFSA, students will be required to report income information from an earlier tax year. For example, on the 2017–18 FAFSA, students (and parents, as appropriate) will report their 2015 income information, rather than their 2016 income information.

Link for more information:  https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/about/announcements/fafsa-changes

http://Fafsa.ed.gov - Free application for federal student aid Federal Student Aid Information Center  1-800-4-FED-AID (1-800-433-3243)  This is a toll-free number.

FAFSA Frenzy offers free FAFSA help! Completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid is a vital step in getting help to pay for college. By attending FAFSA Frenzy students and families can get free, expert help in filling out this important form. FAFSA Frenzy will be held from 5:00-7:00pm on Thursday, October 20, 2016 at the Herndon Career Center located at 11501 E. State Route, 350, Raytown, MO. Financial-aid professionals — primarily from Missouri postsecondary institutions — will provide assistance in completing the FAFSA. College-bound students must complete the FAFSA to qualify for federal and state financial aid, as well as scholarships and grants offered by many colleges, universities and vocational/technical schools.


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