It’s FAFSA Time!

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Congratulations on making it to the end of the semester!!!

With only a few days left before finals, I know that all that any of us can think about is studying and then getting some much deserved rest and relaxation, and enjoying the holidays.

But before you settle in to vacation mode, I urge you to fill out and submit your 2017-2018 FAFSA. For the first time, the new FAFSA can be submitted before the new year, and it is available right now!

The new FAFSA availability date means that the tax information that you will use to fill out the form has also changed. For the 2017-2018 FAFSA, you will use your 2015 tax information, the same information that you used for the last FAFSA.

A lot of grants and other available funds run on a first-come, first-served basis, meaning that if you don’t submit your FAFSA early, then some funds may have already run out by the time that you do.

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I understand that filling out the FAFSA can be very stressful and overwhelming at times, which is why the Student Navigation Center is running workshops all about financial aid, during the month of December. So, if you are worried about filling out your FAFSA then book yourself a date and time, before the semester is over.

Of course we are always available here at the First Year Experience office to help you out with anything you need, as well!

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