If you’re even just considering going to college in the fall of 2017 FASFA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) applications are now being accepted (yes, for next year).

Most grants and need based scholarships, including federal Pell Grants are awarded only to students that have filled out this application.

The federal disbursements are given out on a first come, first serve basis, and this is the earliest they’ve ever been accepted.

New to this year is also the ability to use last years tax information to fill it out.

This could save your family THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS if you jump in now and get it done.