Completing a FAFSA should now become easier, more efficient and more accurate.
Returning students will have an overlap year when it comes to tax information being used on the FAFSA. This means that the tax information that was provided in the 2016-2017 FAFSA will also be required to file a 2017-2018 FAFSA. It will be important, however, that the 2015 tax information entered on your 2016-2017 FAFSA matches what you enter on your 2017-2018 FAFSA; otherwise, the Office of Financial Aid will have to contact the student to resolve any discrepancies. Conflicting data between the two academic years could result in the loss of need-based financial aid for the 2016-2017 academic year and required repayment by the student of any disbursed federal and/or state financial aid.