Beginning October 1, 2019, (for financial aid applications for the 2020-21 award year), file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) using prior-prior year (PPY) tax data.
Use taxes from two years ago which were submitted to the IRS last year. For example, a high school senior planning to enroll in college in Fall 2019 would be able to file FAFSA using taxes from 2017.
- Enables more filers to use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool to easily import verified IRS tax returns within the FAFSA application;
- Syncs the college application and financial aid application calendars;
- Removes barriers created by priority filing deadlines, ensuring students have equal opportunity to be considered for all available funds;
- Determines financial aid eligibility information in advance of college decision deadline, encouraging more thoughtful and informed enrollment decisions.
We'll cover grants, work-study program, loans, scholarships, financial literacy and FAFSA in the informational portion. Then you’ll have the opportunity to complete your FAFSA with assistance from our Financial Aid Office specialists.