Two major changes to the FAFSA will take effect for the 2017-2018 school
Therefore, when you complete the 2017-18 FAFSA you and your parents
should use income information from the 2015 tax year. It is recommended
that you and your parent use the IRS Data Retrieval Option , presented to
you on the FAFSA application. The IRS Data Retrieval Option allows you
to transfer tax information directly from the Internal Revenue Services
(IRS) to the FAFSA application, thus eliminating errors and providing an
accurate account of you and your parent’s income.
Save this important date on your calendar so you can complete the
FAFSA in a timely manner to be considered for both federal and State
financial aid. To the FAFSA completed by March 1, 2017.
The following table provides a summary of key dates as we transition
to using the early FAFSA submission timeframe and earlier tax
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