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2018-2019 FAFSA priority dates

November 15, 2017 for 2018-2019 FAFSA Fort Lewis College

TBA: Northern Arizona University

TBA: Arizona State University

January 5, 2018 for 2018-2019 FAFSA: The University of New Mexico

March 1, 2018 for 2018-2019 FAFSA: Central New Mexico Community College

March 1, 2018: New Mexico State University

March 15, 2018 for 2018-2019 FAFSA: Texas Tech University



ATTENTION 2018 seniors ... and anyone else who is planning to submit a 2018-2019 FAFSA

FAFASA What To Know

Preparing For FAFSA


The Free Application for Federal Student Aid is required by most colleges and universities to determine your financial aid eligibility and award package. You must renew the FAFSA every year. For the 2018 senior class, you will need to complete the 2018-19 FAFSA. You are responsible to know what the priority date is for the college/university that you are applying to.


The FAFSA will now open every year on October 1st! Go to to start the FAFSA process. You and a parent can start the FAFSA process by creating a Federal Student Aid ID -- which is used to electronically sign the FAFSA. 


Tip: The FAFSA can take several days to process. It is important that you submit the FAFSA with enough time to process before the college/university's priority deadline. Attend a FAFSA completion workshop.



Start the FAFSA process by getting your FSA ID

Who Needs To Get One

Parent AND Student Documentation for FAFSA:

  • Your Social Security Number
  • Your Alien Registration Number (if you are not a U.S. citizen)
  • Your most recent federal income tax returns, W-2s, and other records of money earned.
  • Bank statements and records of investments (if applicable)
  • Records of untaxed income (if applicable)
  • An FSA ID to sign electronically.