April 13, 2016

New FAFSA Process for 2017-2018

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) will be available a full three months earlier for the 2017-18 academic year in a new process known as Prior-Prior Year (PPY).

Here’s what you will need to know about Prior-Prior Year (PPY):

  • On September, 14, 2015, President Obama announced significant changes to the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
  • The FAFSA will be available earlier (October 1 rather than January 1)
  • For students attending college July 1, 2017–June 30, 2018 students will be able to file the FAFSA on October 1, 2016, using 2015 income tax data
  • All new and current (undergraduate and graduate) students must file the FAFSA on an annual basis. Prior Prior Year does NOT mean that it covers multiple application years.

Adelphi University’s Office of Student Financial Services is looking forward to ensuring a successful transition to Prior Prior Year (PPY).

The following helpful videos are available from the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators to help you to understand these changes:

How Prior-Prior Year Helps Students


Early FAFSA 2016

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For further information, please contact:

Office of Student Financial Services
Levermore Hall, Lower Level
p – 516.877.3080
p – ext. 2240 (on campus only)
f – 516.877.3380
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