Submitting the FAFSA now and then again in January?

<p>I graduated spring of this year but was not financially able to begin college this fall because of my state residency status. I moved here recently and was not consider a resident yet.</p>

<p>Anyway, this upcoming spring I will an eligible resident and would like to begin college. I’ve been accepted to Florida International University for the spring semester.</p>

<p>My question is: Is it a good idea to submit the FAFA this late in the year for the spring 2005 term.</p>

<p>I hear that as it gets further away from the January 1 date, the funds available decrease.</p>

<p>Regardless, I will be submitting the FAFSA in early January for the 2005-2006 school year.</p>

<p>Well honestly I’m very inexperienced and unknowledgeable when it comes to financial aid. Any help considering my situation would be great.</p>

<p>Thanks!!</p>

<p>Submit the FAFSA as soon as possible. The first people who submit it get the best priority.</p>

<p>I think what you need to do now is amend the FAFSA you currently have for the 2004/2005 school year, because this is the financial aid which you will need for the spring. </p>

<p>Jan1, you need to file the FAFSA for the 2005/2006 school year. the 2005/06 school year will do nothing to help your spring 2005 because it is part of the 2004/05 school year. Hope this makes sense</p>

<p>in regards to previous post:</p>

<p>I have not submitted a FAFSA before, this would be my first</p>

<p>I guess what i'm asking is:</p>

<p>by submitting the FAFSA now, will it negatively impact when I apply for the 2005-2006 school year.</p>

<p>no. You start the process all over again with each new school year. File now for the spring 05. Then file again after jan 1 for the 2005/06 school year</p>

<p>subbie719 is correct. Complete the FAFSA for 2004, so that you get an idea what they are asking. You must Amend the FAFSA for 2005, which should be easy because you already have all of the information already completed and you probably make very few changes. Do Not forget your ID and PW because you will need them the next school year. Keep a file. Be sure that you sign the form either electronically or by mail. Nothing happens unless you do those things.</p>