September, 2017
FAFSA Filing Begins October 1
for the class of 2017 and...
the Sooner You File, the more likely you are to get money!
Here's another important fact: You must file the FAFSA even if you don’t think you will qualify for Financial Aid. Many colleges use the information in Section G to distribute their own money.

What that means is that some colleges, in order to justify the amount of grant money they will give you, are required to have the FAFSA information on file. It might not make sense but it is what it is.

Beginning with the Class of 2017, the calculation of aid is based on a Prior Prior Year formula, which means parents will use the tax year 2015 (which you filed in April of 2016) as the source documents. 
Here's Your Easy-to-Follow
Guide to FAFSA
Today I'm sharing some excellent information from a colleague, Jeff Levy, of Personal College Admissions, a California college consulting firm.

Jeff shares all of the basics that you really need to know about the Free Application for Federal Student Aid ( FAFSA), and the CSS/PROFILE and their deadlines.

Here you'll find needed websites and deadlines, and why missing crucial deadlines can seriously impact your student's ... read more
For more information on Financial aid basics, watch this video .

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