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High school juniors need to step up their game when it comes to applying to college. With the new timeframe changes, the FAFSA for your freshman year will come online October 1, 2017. Evidence from this year’s application phase indicates that the majority of parents...

2016 was a year of changes in financial aid, the biggest being the introduction of the early FAFSA, which is now available in October instead of January. Students and parents began adjusting their college and financial aid application timeframes accordingly, as some colleges also moved...

If you complete the early FAFSA in the fall you could receive financial aid offers by the end of the year. During the transitional period, many institutions are still considering their timeframes, but some have confirmed they will make their offers weeks earlier than was...

One of the advantages of the early FAFSA is that it is supposed to bring financial aid notifications more in line with college acceptances. The intent is to provide students and parents with more information on which to base an objective decision. Now that it...