FAFSA Is Now Open! Have You Filed?

This year’s FAFSA comes with important changes, the first being an early release date. Rather than waiting until January to open, the FAFSA opened on October 1st! Don’t fall for the myth that the FAFSA can’t help you; many schools require a FAFSA to give any aid at all, including work-study awards or student loans. Head on over to FAFSA.ed.gov to get started.


An earlier release date means earlier tax information. This year is a “prior prior” year, which means you’ll use 2015 taxes for your 2017-2018 FAFSA. You’ll also have to create a FSA ID (if you don’t already have one) before filling out this year’s FAFSA this year. A FSA ID is an electronic signature that verifies your identity, and you need an email address to create it. Learn more about the FSA ID here.


Remember: Kentucky awards financial aid on a first-come, first-serve basis, so waiting to file your FAFSA could make you lose out on state aid.


If you want guidance for this year’s FAFSA, the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA) is hosting FAFSA completion events at libraries and schools all throughout October. These walk-in events are free and open to the public, so make sure to attend with plenty of questions!


Catholic Enrichment Center

3146 W Broadway, 40211 9am-12pm


Main Library

301 York St, 40203 2pm-4pm


Seneca HS

3510 Goldsmith Ln, 40220 5-7pm


Southwest Library

9725 Dixie Hwy,  40272 10-12pm


Fern Creek HS

9115 Fern Creek Rd, 40291 6-8pm


Jeffersontown HS

9600 Old 6 Mile Ln, 40299 5-8:30pm


Moore HS

6415 Outer Loop, 40228 6-8pm



5901 Greenwood Rd, 40258 6-7:30


Louisville Urban League

1535 W Broadway, 40203 6-7:30pm



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