Frisco High School

Changes for the 2017–18 FAFSA®

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wwCqI8HLWeg

  • The 2017–18 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) season will begin earlier than previous FAFSA application cycles. Beginning on Oct. 1, 2016, your students will be able to fill out the FAFSA for the 2017–18 school year. (In the past, they had to wait until January 1).
  • In addition, applicants will no longer need to estimate income and tax information and will be able to retrieve their data 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.

The following table provides a summary of key dates as we transition to using the early FAFSA submission timeframe and earlier tax information.

WHEN A STUDENT IS ATTENDING COLLEGE (SCHOOL YEAR)

WHEN A STUDENT CAN SUBMIT A FAFSA

WHICH YEAR'S INCOME AND TAX INFORMATION IS REQUIRED

July 1, 2016–June 30, 2017

January 1, 2016–June 30, 2017

2015

July 1, 2017–June 30, 2018

October 1, 2016–June 30, 2018

2015

July 1, 2018–June 30, 2019

October 1, 2017–June 30, 2019

2016

July 1, 2019–June 30, 2020

October 1, 2018–June 30, 2020

2017

For more information, go to https://fafsa.ed.gov/

 Checkout these links for additional information! 

  • FAFSA overview- Check out this video to learn how the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) gives you access to grants, loans, work-study jobs that can help fund your education.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c-23SMf5DyQ 

 FAFSA Myths- The 5 Most Common Financial Aid Myths Debunked.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N0bTSV9KB9E

 Financial Aid FAQ’s  Get answers to the most frequently asked questions regarding financial aid

https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/pay-for-college/financial-aid-101/financial-aid-faqs

 Student, Taylor H. shares why she thinks the application process is “pretty Simple.” Also- reminders and resources listed at this site.

https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/pay-for-college/financial-aid-101/how-to-complete-the-fafsa

 In September 2015, President Obama announced some major changes to the Free Application for Federal Financial Aid (FAFSA) process that will affect millions of students. Find out the changes and what they mean for you at this site. 

https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/about/announcements/fafsa-changes

  • 7 Easy Steps to the FAFSA: A Student’s Guide to the Free Application For federal Student Aid

https://www.finaid.ucsb.edu/fafsasimplification/

  •  Federal Student Aid You Tube Channel- View numerous presentations simplifying the FAFSA process

https://www.youtube.com/user/FederalStudentAid