2017-18 FAFSA Filing Update

2017-18 FAFSA Filing Update

Happy Tax Filing Season!

Remember when we contacted you back in October to let you know the FAFSA for 2017-18 was available to complete? That’s because the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) underwent a make over for the new year!

If you’ve filled out the FAFSA before, you’re probably used to waiting until you file your latest taxes to fill in the application. DO NOT do that this year! Updating your information to reflect the 2016 tax year will likely cause processing delays and could impact the amount of aid a student is eligible for.

Remember: The FAFSA for 2017-18 uses ONLY 2015 tax information!

Go to FAFSA.gov to complete your application if you haven’t already! Review the Department of Financial Aid, Student Employment and Military Education Benefits website to learn more and contact our office if you have any questions!

For more information, contact UWM’s Department of Financial Aid, Student Employment and Military Education Benefits:

University of Wisconsin Milwaukee
P.O Box 469
2442 E. Kenwood Blvd., Mellencamp Hall, Room 162
Milwaukee, WI
www.finaid.uwm.edu
414-229-4541

The Department of Financial Aid, Student Employment and Military Education Benefits is also on Facebook for important, timely updates on financial aid topics, deadlines and requirements. Just search, “UW Milwaukee Financial Aid Department,” and select, “Like.” Plus, you can follow the department on Twitter.