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Can you submit a college application before filing the FAFSA in October?

ChidXIIChidXII 6 replies8 threadsRegistered User New Member
I'm wondering
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Replies to: Can you submit a college application before filing the FAFSA in October?

  • LeastComplicatedLeastComplicated 1026 replies36 threadsRegistered User Senior Member
    Yes you can!
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  • ChidXIIChidXII 6 replies8 threadsRegistered User New Member
    Thank you for letting me know
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  • drusbadrusba 9596 replies20 threadsRegistered User Senior Member
    edited September 8
    And as to FAFSA, check the college for allowed submission time. They usually do not even want one until well after December 31 (e.g., such as having a March 1 deadline for submission) because colleges prefer for it to include the entire calendar year's financial information. Note, however, that if you are applying Early Decision, and thus will be getting a financial aid offer early if admitted, then typically you must provide needed financial information at time you apply to the college but that is often required to be done on a different financial reporting form created by College Board called the CSS Financical Aid Profile.
    edited September 8
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  • ChidXIIChidXII 6 replies8 threadsRegistered User New Member
    Thanks Drusba for letting me know
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  • cshell2cshell2 441 replies5 threadsRegistered User Member
    drusba wrote: »
    And as to FAFSA, check the college for allowed submission time. They usually do not even want one until well after December 31 (e.g., such as having a March 1 deadline for submission) because colleges prefer for it to include the entire calendar year's financial information.

    This doesn't make any sense because the FAFSA someone would be filling out for the 2020-2021 school year only includes income information from the 2018 tax year. Every school DS20 applied to say to fill it out ASAP once it becomes available Oct 1st.
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  • cptofthehousecptofthehouse 29255 replies57 threadsRegistered User Senior Member
    And do get out those rolling admissions and special scholarship apps ASAP!
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