It's time to complete the 2017-2018 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Students must apply for financial aid each year. The 2017-2018 FAFSA was available to complete beginning October 1, 2016. File the 2017-2018 FAFSA by December 1, 2016 for priority consideration for need-based scholarships and grants awarded by the UI OSFA. Although you can apply for financial aid throughout the year, funding for some financial aid programs may be depleted.
You will again use 2015 tax information on the FAFSA, as you did if you filed a 2016-2017 FAFSA. When completing the FAFSA, the UI OSFA recommends that you use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool to transfer your tax information directly from the IRS onto your FAFSA.