The 2012-2013 FAFSA is now available at www.fafsa.gov. For priority consideration, the Federal processing Center must receive your FAFSA by March 1, 2012.
The FAFSA requires 2011 tax information. If you or your parents have not yet filed your 2011 taxes you should use tax estimates to complete the FAFSA as soon as possible. Once you have filed your 2011 taxes you will then be able to update your FAFSA. For the 2012-2013 FAFSA you will be able to update your application using the IRS Data Retrieval Tool. This will allow you to request and retrieve filed tax data directly from the IRS. Once this data is retrieved from the IRS, it can be transferred right into the FAFSA application.
Additionally, be sure to monitor your MaineStreet To-Do List for additional information requests. Complete and return any required forms and provide the information requested by the listed due date to maintain your on-time awarding status.