On Sept. 14, 2015, President Obama announced significant changes to the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) process that impacted millions of students. Starting with the 2017–18 application
cycle, the following changes were put in place:
- Students are now able to submit a FAFSA beginning Oct. 1, rather than beginning on Jan. 1. The earlier submission date is a permanent change,
enabling students to complete and submit a FAFSA as early as October 1st every year.
- Students now use earlier income information. Beginning with the 2017–18 FAFSA, students (and parents, as appropriate) reported
their 2015 income information, rather than their 2016 income information.
2018-19 FAFSA: Students and parents will report their 2016 income information
CSUSM School Code is 030113
Complete the FAFSA