You can now file your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) beginning Oct. 1 instead of waiting until Jan. 1.
The following table provides a summary of key dates for the FAFSA submission time frame and related tax information.
You benefit in these ways:
FAFSA deadlines for DCCCD will remain the same (check out our
Important Dates & Deadlines page).
No; too much could have changed since you filed your last FAFSA, and there’s no way to predict what might be different, so you’ll need to enter the information again. However, keep in mind that many people are eligible to use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool to automatically import their tax information into the FAFSA, making the process of reporting tax information quick and easy.
You must report the information the FAFSA asks for. If your family’s income has changed substantially since the previous tax year, contact the Financial Aid Office about your family’s situation.