New FAFSA registration date approaching fast

Christopher Starnawski, Staff writer

Registration for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid will begin on Oct. 1.

Prior to this change, the registration date began at the beginning of the calendar year and would require the prior year’s income tax record.

The new registration date will still require a student’s tax information — or that of their parents — from the previous year in order for financial aid to be calculated appropriately.

NEIU will host four #EarlyFAFSA completion challenges at its CCICS, El Centro and main campus locations in order to coincide with Michelle Obama’s “Reach Higher Campaign.”  

All events are open to the public and free of charge. FAFSA distributes more than $150 billion in grants, work-study funds and loans to students each year.

Students who would like more information regarding the events or the FAFSA application can visit or call the NEIU Financial Aid Office at 773-442-5016.