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Don't Forget the FAFSA College Financial Aid Deadline

To qualify for college financial aid you must submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA.

It's best to submit the FAFSA as soon as possible because some colleges award their aid on a first-come, first-served basis.

You must complete the FAFSA  each year you attend school. The FAFSA is available on October 1. and you generally have until June 30 to submit your FAFSA, but some states and schools have earlier deadlines.

The 2019-2020 FAFSA (July 1, 2019–June 30, 2020) was available October 1, 2018 and is due June 30, 2019. The 2019-2020 FAFSA uses income reported 2 years earlier (i.e. 2017 tax returns).

Richard Pon CPA, CFP