Financial Aid Deadline for AMS need-based aid: April 1, 2017.
What’s Changing for 2017-2018? You will use earlier income and tax information. Beginning with the 2017–2018 FAFSA, you, your spouse, and your parent(s), as appropriate, will report 2015 income and tax information, rather than last year’s information. This is called Prior-Prior Year Income. Please take a few minutes to watch our webinar to help you through this application cycle.
The FAFSA is now our core application. On your FAFSA for both federal and institutional applications:
- the 2017-2018 FAFSA can be completed as early as October 2016. AMS will begin uploading FAFSA applications and forms after the new year, 2017. If you complete and submit your FAFSA before the new year, it will not be reflected as a received document in Self Service Banner (SSB) right away.
- IRS Data Retrieval is recommended for inputting 2015 information directly into FAFSA.
- if 2015 income information is not a fair reflection of your current situation, we will prompt you to upload 2016 tax information and the 2017 Special Circumstances form, if applicable.
- need-based institutional applicants must complete Parent 1 Questions 59-94 on the FAFSA. AMS is no longer using Need Access to assess parental contribution. Parent 1 is custodial parent (parent who provides the most support to you).
Income related items on your 2017-2018 FAFSA that will be based on 2015 data are tax filing and tax return status, type of return, Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) and taxes paid, exemptions, income earned from work, income exclusions, and untaxed income.
FAFSA items to report based on day FAFSA is completed are dislocated worker, household size, number in college, assets, and marital status.
For program specific application requirements, please select the academic year and program of study link below: