FAFSA opens Oct. 1st. The deadline to apply for federal aid remains June 30th, but some schools have decided to move their priority deadlines up, some as early as December 1st. Check with your college for their priority deadline. The answer we hear most from colleges about when to file for FAFSA is "the earlier the better."
Please see guidance for a copy of this year's Financial Aid Booklet with helpful information on FAFSA, understanding student loans, etc.