Good question. You should always complete the FAFSA using the tax year stated on the FAFSA application . However, sometimes that doesnt reflect your current situation and your ability to contribute to the cost of your education so financial aid advisors have the ability to make a professional judgment. Contact your financial aid advisor and explain your current situation and they can decide if a professional judgment is necessary and provide you with any additional documents you might need.
This professional recommends the following next steps:
- Speak with financial aid counselor.