Rules have changed for FAFSA
Important information about the Free Application for Federal Student Aid - The rules have changed for your 2017–18 FAFSA!
Filing began Oct. 1, 2016. This is a permanent change, enabling you to complete and submit a FAFSA as early as October 1 every year.
- You’ll use earlier income and tax information.
Beginning with the 2017–18 FAFSA, students will be required to report income and tax information from an earlier tax year. For example, on the 2017–18 FAFSA, you—and your parent(s), as appropriate—will report your 2015 income and tax information, rather than your 2016 income and tax information.
Click here for more information on the FAFSA changes and a printable copy.
What is Money Matters?
Money Matters is an initiative with the College of Central Florida Financial Aid office to help students gain a better understanding of finances. Through workshops and events, the Financial Aid team works to help students create budgets, plan for college and post-college financing, and assist with applying for Federal Student Aid.
For more information about Money Matters, how you can get help with managing your finances, and help understanding financial aid, contact the Office of Financial Aid at firstname.lastname@example.org (please include your name and your CF student ID number) or 352-873-5801.
Do you rely on payday loans?
Did you know that the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is proposing new regulations to protect consumers from falling into "debt traps?" If you rely on payday loans visit the Financial Aid office to discuss alternatives and developing a budget. You can set up an appointment with Melissa Gore, Loan Default Management Specialist, by contacting her at email@example.com or 352-854-2322, ext. 1518.