Parents of seniors, check it out: there are some significant changes to the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) this year.
Now’s the time to start filling out the form for financial aid. But before you do, learn about the changes and what that means for your family.
1) The FAFSA form is available much earlier.
Parents can file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid a full 3 months earlier than previously allowed – on October 1 rather than January 1. This coincides with the time that your senior is filling out college applications, so the timing lines up nicely.
It’s out now, so get started!