Changes Coming for 2017: The Early FAFSA

This year is the last time that college-going students must wait until January to begin filing the FAFSA . The Early FAFSA is coming.

In fall 2016, students planning to attend college in 2017-18 will be able to file the FAFSA beginning October 1. In addition, students and parents will use their 2015 tax information for completing the FAFSA, ensuring that income information is readily available.

With the Early FAFSA, students and families will get an earlier understanding of their financial aid eligibility, and have more time to make an informed decision.

HESC will continue to keep you updated on the FAFSA changes and other student financial aid news.