Choosing the Right Application
The U.S. Department of Education has provided the chart below to determine which application to complete and what tax year information is being collected.
|WHEN A STUDENT IS ATTENDING COLLEGE (SCHOOL YEAR)||WHEN A STUDENT CAN SUBMIT A FAFSA FORM||WHICH YEAR'S INCOME AND TAX INFORMATION IS REQUIRED|
|July 1, 2018 - June 30, 2019||Oct. 1, 2017 - June 30, 2019||2016|
|July 1, 2019 - June 30, 2020||Oct. 1, 2018 - June 30, 2020||2017|
|July 1, 2020 - June 30, 2021||Oct. 1, 2019 - June 30, 2021||2018|
If you are applying for a summer session, contact the financial aid office at your college to find out which school year you should select when you complete your FAFSA.