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The College and Career Readiness Program in Georgetown ISD is designed to aid students and parents as they prepare for all aspects of the post-secondary experience. Georgetown ISD is committed to helping students become successful, critical-thinkers, competent, and caring individuals through real-world experience, guidance, and leadership.  It's never too soon to start thinking about your college and career path. Below you will find resources to help you begin what may be the most exciting and important journey of your life!

FAFSA Changes for 2017-2018

Starting with the 2017–18 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), these changes will be in effect:

  • You’ll be able to submit your FAFSA earlier. You can file your 2017–18 FAFSA as early as October 1, 2016, rather than beginning on January 1, 2017. The earlier submission date will be a permanent change, enabling you to complete and submit a FAFSA as early as October 1st every year.
  • You’ll use earlier income and tax information. Beginning with the 2017–18 FAFSA, students will be required to report income and tax information from an earlier tax year. For example, on the 2017–18 FAFSA, you—and your parent(s), as appropriate—will report your 2015 income and tax information, rather than your 2016 income and tax information.

The following table provides a summary of key dates as we transition to using the early FAFSA submission timeframe and earlier tax information: 

WHEN A STUDENT IS ATTENDING COLLEGE (SCHOOL YEAR)                                 
CAN SUBMIT A FAFSA                                                                                               
July 1, 2016 – June 30, 2017 Jan. 1, 2016 – June 30, 2017                 2015
July 1, 2017 – June 30, 2018 Oct. 1, 2016 – June 30, 2018                 2015
July 1, 2018 – June 30, 2019 Oct. 1, 2017 – June 30, 2019                 2016
July 1, 2019 – June 30, 2020 Oct. 1, 2018 – June 30, 2020                 2017

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FAFSA Helpful Links 

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Last Modified on February 21, 2017