2017-2018 FAFSA available beginning October 1, 2016
Students applying for financial aid for 2017–18 will be able to submit the FAFSA beginning October 1, 2016. In addition to an earlier FAFSA availability date, the requirements for reporting income information have changed. Beginning with the 2017–18 FAFSA, applicants will provide income information from two tax years earlier; 2015 income data. The earlier application availability and the use of more readily available income information should translate into an easier application process for those students who apply early.