The FAFSA opens on October 1, 2022. Be sure you are prepared to file it BEFORE Christmas.
What to Do If Your or Your Family’s Financial Situation Has Changed
Has your (or your family’s) financial situation changed from what is reflected on your federal income tax return? For example, you or a family member has lost a job or claimed unemployment benefits. If so, you may be eligible to have your FAFSA form adjusted to qualify for additional aid. Follow these steps:
- Complete the FAFSA questions as instructed (including using the IRS Data Retrieval Tool, if eligible).
- Submit your FAFSA form.
- Contact the financial aid office at the school you plan to attend to discuss how your financial situation has changed.
Financial aid offices can adjust your financial aid award to reflect your or your family’s current income.