Here are JFF's resources for PBI & P3 communities to help guide and direct stakeholders. This is also a place where we plan to update and expand these resources over time.
Federal Student Aid
There are two major changes coming to the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) process this year. First, the 2017-18 FAFSA will be available earlier. Students can file as early as October 1, 2016, rather than beginning on January 1, 2017. Second, starting with the 2017-18 FAFSA, students will use earlier income and tax information. For example, students—and their parents, as appropriate—will report their 2015 income and tax information, rather than their 2016 income and tax information. How will these changes benefit students? On the front end, students will no longer have to use estimates or log in later to update their FAFSA after they file taxes, and they may be able to use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool to automatically import their tax information into their FAFSA. On the back end, students will have additional time to meet most deadlines and explore and understand their financial aid options.