General Financial Aid Information The 2016-17 FAFSA applies to the Summer 2016, Fall 2016, and Spring 2017 semesters. All financial aid is based on fund availability and not necessarily based on financial need. To ensure that you receive maximum funding, continuing students should submit the FAFSA by April 15, 2016. New students should complete the FAFSA as early as possible before starting classes. You need to reapply for financial aid every year! Watch Video: FAFSA Tutorial Estimate Your Eligibility The federal government has implemented the FAFSA4caster, which will provide you with an early estimate of eligibility for federal student aid. This website provides you with an opportunity to enter your information, receive an estimate of financial aid awards and then import your information into the federal application, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Visit www.FAFSA4caster.ed.gov to learn more.