Big Changes Coming to FAFSA

With the new FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) coming out on October 1st, you'll want to get a jump on all things financial aid and UpNext can help! UpNext can help you finish the FAFSA and get money for college. Federal Aid is granted on a first-come, first-served basis--so you'll want to complete your application as early as you can.

UpNext is a helpful tool to navigate the changes to the financial aid process. With the application out earlier, and with the reporting guidelines changing, it's important that both students and parents know what tax year to report on, and how to get the most financial aid.

Just text “COLLEGE” to 44044. You’ll have to answer a few quick questions and then you’ll be on your way with useful reminders and tips that will get you on your way to FAFSA completion and college success.

Other good resources for FAFSA prep are:

The FAFSA Homepage

Tips on FAFSA from CNN Money

A comprehensive guide from Nerd Wallet

The White House Fact Sheet on College Success

Remember, the FAFSA is FREE--don't get duped by a service or website that charges you money to complete the form.

If you have a specific question or concern, reach out to a school guidance counselor, financial aid officer or tax professional for help!

Buffalo State College student Gizelle Huntley showing off her UpNext confirmation. Gizelle is studying Criminal Justice and hopes to become a judge.

Buffalo State College student Gizelle Huntley showing off her UpNext confirmation. Gizelle is studying Criminal Justice and hopes to become a judge.