2016-2017 Financial Aid Registration Prospective university/college students and their parents should file the FAFSA during their senior year starting in October. FAFSA stands for Free Application for Federal Student Aid. In past years the FAFSA has opened in January, but starting this year the FAFSA is open starting October 1, 2016. It is beneficial to submit the FAFSA as soon after October 1st as you possible. Whether you attend a four-year university or college, community college, or vocational/technical school, the FAFSA is the only way to determine if the federal government will offer your student any type of financial aid to help pay for school. Apply for FAFSA today at fafsa.ed.gov.
Assistance is available for completing the FAFSA under the help tab at fafsa.ed.gov/help.htm.