What's Changing for 2017-2018

President Barack Obama took executive action on Sunday, September 13 to allow the use of prior-prior year (PPY) tax information on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).  Below is detailed information regarding the changes for the 2017-2018 academic year.

 

What's Changing for 2017-2018

What's Changing

You may begin the financial aid process as early as October 1 for FAFSA and CSS PROFILE (if applicable).   

Changes to the FAFSA Process for 2017-2018

Changes to the Process

Be sure to select the 2017-2018 application.

How Will the FAFSA Changes Help You

How Will Changes Help You

For greatest efficiencies, use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool (if applicable).

FAFSA Deadlines

FAFSA Deadlines

Please note our deadlines for students interested in applying for need-based assistance.

Reporting Tax Information

Reporting Tax Information

If there has been an unexpected change in your family's financial circumstances, please provide an explanation on the CSS Profile under the Special Circumstances section. Please view our policies regarding special circumstances.   

Rolling Over Information

Rolling Over Information

Students who previously submitted 2015 US Federal Tax Returns will need to resubmit the tax documents.  

Award Offers

Award Offers

For the 2017-2018 Academic Year, award offers will be released as follows:

Prospective Freshmen : April 1

Prospective BSN Express Students : December 15

Returning Undergraduate Students : July 15

Fall 2017 Transfer Students : Middle of June

New Graduate Students : End of April

Returning Graduate Students : Once Registered

New BISK Students : Rolling Basis