Yes, the year has barely begun, but soon it will be time to file your taxes and, if you will be interested in Financial Aid, completing the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)
The 2016–17 FAFSA® is now available! There have been a few changes to the FAFSA that you should be aware of:
- The online FAFSA has gotten a lot easier over the last few years.
- Thanks to improvements like skip logic, you only see questions that are applicable to you
- The IRS Data Retrieval Tool allows you to import your tax information from the IRS directly into the FAFSA application
- Everyone needs to apply for new FSA (Federal Student Aid) ID at https://fsaid.ed.gov/npas/index.htm
For priority consideration for PCA&D institutional scholarships and grants complete the Free Application of Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by March 1.
PCA&D’s financial aid code for the FAFSA is 016021.
The FAFSA takes less than 30 minutes to complete. Read the FAFSA blog 11 Common FAFSA Mistakes (http://blog.ed.gov/2016/01/11-common-fafsa-mistakes/) to make your financial aid process go smoothly.