Students may start applying for FAFSA on October 1st of their senior year. Parents will use their tax return information from two years prior to the academic year the student is applying for federal aid.
(i.e. The 2020–21 FAFSA form, which will be available Oct. 1, 2019, will ask for 2018 tax information.)
When applying, the parent and child will create an account and a FSA number. MAKE SURE THE PARENT AND STUDENT USE SEPARATE E-MAIL ADDRESSES in the FAFSA account.