Submit or renew a FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) at between January 1 and March 2 for the following academic year to receive  priority consideration for funds

In order to meet the March 2nd deadline, you may report estimated tax information if you have not yet filed your tax return. Be aware that in order to apply for any type of financial aid, all males between the ages of 18 and 26 are required to register with the Selective Service.