"While it won't help high school seniors who are busy applying to colleges now, changes coming to the college financial aid process should allow families sending students to college in 2017 to estimate sooner how much money it will cost them," the Greenville Journal reports.
"When the financial aid form becomes available in October 2016, students will be able to use income data from 2015 to apply for financial aid for the 2017-18 school year. ...
'Prior-prior year' is an option that the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators and others have campaigned after for the last several years. They say allowing students to see their federal aid offers sooner would allow them to better compare the colleges they are considering."
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Publication Date: 10/23/2015