The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for the 2017-2018 year is still open! The process to file a FAFSA became available three months ahead of prior years. As a reminder, it will open each year on October 1.

This earlier opening  will allow students to get a head start on applying for financial aid but it's not too late for Fall 2017. The best part of the process, however, is that you no longer have to wait to file taxes! You can apply for the 2017-2018 FAFSA using your 2015 tax information. Because the taxes from two years prior are now used to determine eligibility, the stress of filing taxes prior to the priority deadline is gone.

For future years, make sure that you meet the priority deadline of March 1 to ensure your access to the best financial aid package available.

If you have any questions, please contact the Office of Financial Aid at (970) 351-2502 or ofa@unco.edu. We also take walk-in appointments Monday through Friday, 8:00am-5:00pm.

What You Need to Know About the 2017-18 FAFSA

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