FAFSA opens Oct. 1 this year

Applying for financial aid for college is a little different this year. The Free Application for Federal Student Aid, FAFSA, opens Oct. 1, instead of Jan. 1, and students will use 2015 tax information when applying. FAFSA changes should benefit students and their families because the new timeline allows families to use tax information that is already available, and they’ll know what aid they qualify for before they make their final decision about where to attend school. Brenda Burke, executive director of Financial Aid and Scholarships at the U, is available to speak with media about the FAFSA changes, what it means for students and why Utah students should take advantage of filing. To schedule an interview, contact communications specialist Annalisa Purser.

Annalisa Purser | 435-232-0312 | annalisa.purser@utah.edu