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The FAFSA Has a New Timeline

The 2017-2018 school year's FAFSA comes with a major change. Normally, the FAFSA isn't available until January 1, however, this year the FAFSA will be available three months earlier. You'll now be able to fill out the next school year's FAFSA beginning October 1. While this has the biggest impact for financial aid officers at thousands of universities and colleges around the country, it's also something our parents and students should be aware of. In many states, financial aid available through FAFSA is given on a first come - first serve basis, so it can serve you well to fill it out early. Here are some resources that will help guide you through the process.

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If you're ready to fill out the FAFSA or need any additional information regarding the FAFSA then head on over to the FAFSA Website to get started.