The 2016-17 FAFSA: The Basics
Starting January 1, your graduating seniors can begin filing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid – the FAFSA – at fafsa.ed.gov to be considered for financial aid for the 2016-2017 school year.
To get started, students and parents should:
- Get their FSA IDs from fsaid.ed.gov.
- Have their 2015 federal tax returns, if available, and other income information, or estimate their 2015 income information.
- Correct any tax or income information after their taxes have been filed using the IRS Data Retrieval Tool.
For more information on applying for financial aid, visit hesc.ny.gov.