Have you recently been laid off? Changed jobs? Got divorced? If any of these life events (or a few others) have happened since you filed your 2015 tax return, then your real-world financial picture may be different than what appears on your financial aid application (FAFSA). Maybe you’re only making half of what you did in 2015. Maybe you’re unemployed. Maybe you’re now separated or divorced which has resulted in a loss of income for your household. Whatever the situation, your financial aid office might be able to help you. Continue reading
There are two new important changes to the 2017-2018 application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Both should make filling out the application easier and give you the ability to see your entire financial aid package sooner!
First, the 2017-2018 financial aid award year doesn’t start until July 1, 2017, but now you can fill out your FAFSA as soon as October 1, 2016. We used to have to wait until January! This means you can see your entire financial aid picture sooner.
The second change is that you’ll use your 2015 tax return Continue reading