How to Apply for Financial Aid
To apply for financial aid, complete the Free Application for Federal Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA is free and you should never pay a fee for completing this free application. Before you can complete the FAFSA, you (and your parents if applicable) need to sign up for an FSA ID. The FSA ID allows you to sign your FAFSA electronically.
When to Apply for Financial Aid
The 2017-2018 FAFSA is already available! Starting with the 2017-2018 FAFSA, the income information you list on your FAFSA will not be for the most recent tax year. This allows you to apply for financial aid earlier than ever before. You will enter 2015 tax information when completing the 2017-2018 FAFSA.
The 2016-2017 FAFSA is still available for student's enrolling for the 2016-2017 academic year. You will also use enter 2015 tax information when completing the 2016-2017 FAFSA.