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In September 2015, President Barack Obama announced significant changes to the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) process that will affect millions of students.

Native Students Take Note: FAFSA Changes Coming

ICTMN Staff
8/5/16

In September 2015, President Barack Obama announced significant changes to the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) process that will affect millions of students.

Starting with the 2017-18 application cycle, the following will be in effect:

Students will be able to submit a FAFSA as early as October 1, 2016 rather than starting on January 1, 2017. This is a permanent change, so students can submit a FAFSA as early as October 1 every year. There is no change to the 2016-17 schedule.

Students will use earlier income information starting with the 2017-18 FAFSA. For example, beginning in 2017-18 students will be required to report their 2015 income information, rather than their 2016 information.

For more information about the changes, and how they may affect you, read the “College Students and Parents: What You Need to Know About the 2017-18 FAFSA” fact sheet.

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