FAFSA For The 2017-2018 Academic Year Now Available Courtesy Of Recent Changes

"Students are seeing new changes to the Free Application for Federal Student Aid application this semester, with an earlier submission date of the form and the ability to use the previous year’s tax information," The Journal reports.

"'This year, the FAFSA is available for completion earlier than ever before, and students and parents should take advantage of the extra time to complete the form using their 2015 tax data,' NASFAA President Justin Draeger said in a statement. 'We’re hopeful that receiving information about student financial aid earlier will help families make better financial decisions and avoid unnecessary debt.'

UIS is a participating a member of the National Association of Student Financial Assistance Administrators (NASFAA), which is an advocacy group for financial aid professionals, and students receiving financial aid. ...

'It is very satisfying that another of our policy positions is going to be implemented,' Dan Mann, national chair of the NASFAA and director of student financial aid of the University of Illinois Urbana–Champaign, said in a statement. 'The educators and administrators present were very excited about PPY and most were already thinking about how this will impact the timelines they now use and the changes they will need to make.'"

NASFAA's "Headlines" section highlights media coverage of financial aid to help members stay up to date with the latest news. Inclusion in Today's News does not imply endorsement of the material or guarantee the accuracy of information presented.


Publication Date: 10/13/2016

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