Earlier Date Set for Students to Begin Filing College FAFSA Financial Aid Application


Is your student planning on attending college this year? Take note of important changes to the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) timeline. This year, students can begin to apply for financial aid as early as October 1. This is a shift from years past, so make sure you update your calendars!

Said HCPress.com:

“Completing and submitting the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) is the first step to take in finding money to help pay for college. The sooner the FAFSA is complete, the sooner the student and family will get information about the possibility of qualifying for financial aid.”

The FAFSA form is available online, so be sure to login and begin your application as early as possible. If you have questions while working through the form, help is available from College Foundation of North Carolina at 866-866-CFNC(2362).