FAFSA Change

The U.S. Department of Education has made a change in the guidelines for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) that will give students more time to qualify for assistance.

Students can now submit a FAFSA on Oct.1 of the year prior to which they are applying for aid. Meaning students can fill out a FAFSA for 2017-2018 now, instead of having to wait until January 1.

"We encourage our students to fill out the FAFSA as soon as possible as many colleges and universities use the information from the student's FASFA to award limited nonfederal dollars," said Chesnee High School Counselor Ashley Height.

Students can begin the FAFSA process using this link: FAFSA.

For more information about the changes in FAFSA click here: Student Aid.