Here is some interesting news. In 2016 students will be able to submit the FAFSA in October using 2015 IRS data. This should allow our students to have a good sense of their need based aid 3+ months sooner and using IRS data that is available. This has implications for us as ASPIRE Mentors. I am going to have to rearrange my college planning workshops and offer the “Preparing for the FAFSA” and “Completing the FAFSA” workshops in September and October.
Here is a link to the article announcing that.
There should be more news forthcoming so stay alert.
George A. Letchworth, Ph.D.