What is Early FAFSA?
Beginning with the 2017-18 Academic Year, the FAFSA and Dream Applications will be available beginning October 1st. Below is some helpful information about the changes, including what income information should be included on your 2017-18 FAFSA and Dream Applications.
- Students are able to submit a FAFSA earlier. Students will be able to file a FAFSA
as early as Oct. 1, for the upcoming academic year, rather than waiting until January 1.
will use earlier income information. Beginning with the 2017–18 FAFSA, students will be required to
report 2 years prior income information. For example, on the 2017–18
FAFSA, students (and parents, as appropriate) are required to report their 2015 income
information, rather than their 2016 income information.