Something new starting with the 2017-2018 school year is that FAFSA is opening on October 1st instead of January 1st! I love to get important things done early so I don’t have to stress about it, so I was really excited to find this out!
I know a lot of people cringe in fear when they hear “FAFSA”, but I’m here to tell you that it’s not as scary as it seems. I was super lucky to have an older sister around to help me navigate it my first time around, but it’s very easy and self-explanatory if you take your time and read each instruction. The IRS Data Retrieval Tool is a huge help and saves you from having to navigate the maze that is a tax return, so I’d highly recommend using that if you’re eligible.