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2018-19 FAFSA Available Oct. 1

Do you need help paying for the next academic year? Then complete the 2018–19 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), available on Sunday, October 1, 2017. To ensure that you do not miss out on federal or state financial aid opportunities, complete the FAFSA  as soon as possible. 

  • Report your family’s 2016 income information. Since 2016 tax data has already been submitted you’ll be able to import the tax information into the FAFSA form right away using the IRS Data Retrieval Tool (DRT). (No more logging back in to update after filing taxes).
  • Not everyone is eligible to use the IRS DRT and the IRS DRT does not input all the financial information required on the FAFSA form. Therefore, have your family’s 2016 tax return, 2016 IRS W-2s and 2016 1099s available for reference.
  • The IRS DRT will return with the 2018–19 FAFSA form on Oct. 1, 2017. The IRS DRT remains the fastest, most accurate way to input your tax return information into the FAFSA form. To address security and privacy concerns related to the IRS DRT, the tax return information you transfer from the IRS will no longer be displayed on or the IRS DRT web page. Instead, you’ll see “Transferred from the IRS” in the appropriate fields on

To learn more about completing the 2018–19 FAFSA click here.

If you have additional questions, the Financial Aid staff is ready to help. Please contact them at or call 903-463-8794.