meegee wrote:Does anyone know the exact specific deadline for filing FASFA and Need Access? The website has a "Suggested filing date" but my parents file a foreign tax return whose dates do not coincide with American tax returns. To be more specific, the foreign tax return date is after April, I believe it starts in the beginning of May.
Thus, I was wondering what are the exact deadlines for FASFA and Need Access?
Here's some info I've gotten for me/others to see:
This is what Need Access says on their website:
"Deadlines for completing your Need Access Application are set by your school. Applications can be submitted to Need Access until June 30th (the end of the academic year). For example, if you are applying for financial aid to cover the 2014–2015 academic year, your application can be submitted to Need Access until June 30, 2015. "
That's a very generous timeline.
This is what FASFA says on their website:
Federal Deadline - "Online applications must be submitted by midnight Central Time, June 30, 2015.
Any corrections or updates must be submitted by midnight Central Time, September 19, 2015."
Followed with: "Check with the college(s) you are interested in attending. You may also want to ask your college about its definition of an application deadline - whether it is the date the college receives your FAFSA, or the date your FAFSA is processed."
This doesn't answer your question but might help. You can use info from the last available tax return (2012) for now and then update with new information as soon as you get it. Just make a note about it when you submit. Also, you can submit Need Access multiple times for free so just update with new information and resubmit later on.