When Do U Fill Out the FAFSA?

  1. I am going to be starting classes in the fall and was wondering do I fill out the FASHA now or when?

    My school has a fall semester, winter semester and spring/summer semester.

    Thanks

    Cheryl
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  2. 13 Comments

  3. by   NeosynephRN
    NOW!! You should do it as soon as possible...some States have eariler deadlines than others and some aid is given out sort of like on a first come first serve basis!!!
  4. by   cdietrich404
    Do I have to be enrolled already too? (i will be taking my pre reqs)

    Cheryl
  5. by   maryloufu
    No-just fill it out and put down the name of the school you are going to. The school probably has stuff to fill out too.
  6. by   moongirl
    ASAP !
    or you might not get some scholarships or grants, some are a first come firt served basis
  7. by   supermo
    Even if you are not sure which school you will be attending or whether you will be full or part time, DO IT NOW!

    You can put more than one school code on it and change your status later. I get mine in Jan 2 every year.
  8. by   cdietrich404
    Thanks everyone. I just filled it out and submitted!

    Cheryl
  9. by   txspadequeenRN
    I fill mine out every year the day I get my taxes done.
  10. by   donna64
    Don't you have to have your taxes filled out to file the fafsa?
  11. by   cdietrich404
    Mine are already filed.

    Cheryl
  12. by   Megsd
    Quote from donna64
    Don't you have to have your taxes filled out to file the fafsa?
    Nope!

    You can fill out the fafsa and simply check "I will file" and give estimates (I usually just pull out my last paystub to get an idea). Then when your taxes are done, file a revision (which can be done online) and fill in the blanks. The important thing is to turn it in, even if it has guesswork in it the first go-around.
  13. by   AnnieOaklyRN
    Like all the others say do it now. You have to do it online and it takes a few days to even get a password to get into the system...

    Swtooth
  14. by   lainith
    I just got an email from FAFSA to fill mine out so I did it yesterday. You need to have filed or figured your taxes for last year before you fill it out, though. Or at least I think you need your W2s if you worked. Do it soon!!!

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