You will be able to file your FAFSA beginning October 1st at fafsa.ed.gov. The Department of Education has this helpful website that will prepare you for this exciting adventure. (One important note – the FAFSA on the web worksheet they offer is for the 2017-2018 school year, our 2018 graduates will be applying for the 2018-2019 school year and will, therefore, need to be using 2016 tax data when completing their FAFSA). It is important to note that even if you do not believe that you will qualify for financial aid, many MERIT scholarships require the FAFSA report. This Department of Education website has all of the information to help you gather materials to prepare ahead of time. One of the more helpful things to prepare in advance is having both parent and students apply for an FSA ID. Happy FAFSAing Firehawks!