I'm sure this is a dumb question, but when do you fill out a FAFSA form? I've applied to ABSN programs but won't hear from the schools
until Feb. 2013 and won't begin until May 2013. Do I fill it out now? Or not until 2013?
Which fiscal year do they look at? Just the previous year or the year you will be attending school?
Finally, do you really need your parents' information on your FAFSA form? I'm over 30, divorced and have children of my own... my parents aren't contributing to my education now!
Thanks for any and all advice!
Nov 7, '12
You need to fill out a FAFSA now for the May-July classes you will take, and then fill out another after you file your taxes in january/feb for the 2013/2014 school year starting in Aug. You are independent if you are over 24, so you dont need your parents info. They only use your taxes from the previous year. So for the 2013/2014 school year, they will only look at your filed 2012 taxes. You can't fill out your FAFSA for next year until you file your 2012 income taxes.
Last edit by FDW630 on Nov 7, '12