2017 - 2018 FAFSA

(Early FAFSA/Prior Prior Year)

The 2017–18 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) season will begin earlier than previous FAFSA application cycles

fafsa calendar information

Beginning on Oct. 1, 2016, students will be able to fill out the FAFSA for the 2017–18 school year. (In the past, they had to wait until January 1). In addition, applicants will no longer need to estimate income and tax information and will be able to retrieve their data directly from the IRS, right from the first day the FAFSA is available. Students also will have information about their Expected Family Contributions earlier, helping them as they’re going through the college application and selection process. 


Webcast: The 2018 Survey of College and University Admissions Directors

October 25, 2018

Ensuring a sufficiently large and diverse student population is the key responsibility of college and university admissions directors and enrollment managers. Achieving this goal has become increasingly challenging, with intensifying competition for a stagnating and in some places shrinking pool of traditional-age undergraduates, doubts about the value of a degree growing, and funds for public colleges and universities in some states declining. This study addresses important questions about admissions and recruiting policies and procedures as perceived by leaders grappling with these issues.

Some of the questions this webcast will address include:

  • Did institutions meet their enrollment goals for the current academic year?
  • Which undergraduate student populations are the focus of admissions recruitment efforts?
  • How do admissions directors view Advanced Placement courses for applicants
  • How useful do admissions directors think the SAT/ACT essay exams are?

Join Inside Higher Ed editors Scott Jaschik and Doug Lederman for a lively discussion on these topics Thursday, October 25th at 2:00 pm ET.

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