FAFSA: Instructions for tax information have changed

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid instructions have changed.  In the past, we had to rush tax preparation to meet the FAFSA deadline of February 15.  Beginning with applications for the 2017-18 FAFSA, the tax and income information will be drawn from the prior year’s tax return.  This means an application filed this month is based on the 2015 income tax return.   (January, 2017)