Technology Consultant at PwC
Short answer: YES! You must submit your FAFSA every year, as your financial situation can change significantly year over year. Here are some tips I’ve received in the past:
- Submit early! FAFSA opens each year in October.
- Gather your most recent, accurate financial information. This ensures you get the best financial aid package available to you.
- Know your deadlines. There is a federal deadline, but many colleges have earlier deadlines that they require their students to meet.
I hope this helps!
This professional recommends the following next steps:
- Visit https://fafsa.gov
- Visit your college’s Financial Aid Office. They can help you understand the FAFSA, and ensure you’re aware of any of the school’s specific requirements and deadlines.