NEW YEAR. NEW FAFSA! DON'T FORGET TO FILE THE 2015-2016 FAFSA!

As of January 1, 2015, the 2015-2016 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is available at www.fafsa.gov.

The FAFSA determines your eligibility for grants, scholarships, loans, and work-study programs, and is the essential first step in receiving financial aid from federal, state, and private sources.

File your FAFSA as soon as possible for the following reasons:

  1. The sooner you apply for student financial assistance, the better chance you have of receiving the maximum amount of funds.
  2. You do not need your 2014 income tax return to apply now. You may estimate your income and tax figures using your 2013 tax return and update your information once you submit your 2014 income tax return to the IRS. Once you have filed your 2014 tax return, it is highly recommended that you correct your FAFSA by using the IRS Data Retrieval Tool. The IRS Data Retrieval Tool allows you to import your tax data to your FAFSA directly from the IRS.
  3. Completing your FAFSA now will allow you to plan more efficiently.
  4. Many scholarships require you to complete the FAFSA.