Seeking financial assistance for the 2017-18 academic year brings with it a couple of significant changes to the financial aid application process. The University of Cincinnati wants students – both new and returning – to understand what is changing so as to be considered for maximum aid eligibility.
While new financial aid filers will not experience any changes as they have not previously applied, parents who are often required to apply with them on the FAFSA may have completed the FAFSA with older students. Please share this information on FAFSA changes with your parent(s).
FAFSA Available October 1
Students can now complete their annual Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) starting October 1 – a full 3 months earlier than before!
That means new students can complete the FAFSA as they apply for admission to colleges, and returning students should start filling out the FAFSA for next year almost as soon as the current school year starts.