When are the 2011 2012 FAFSA Deadlines? | 01.04.11

Posted in FAFSA, Financial Aid By Student Loan Network Staff

It’s January, 2011. So, what does that mean?  Well, for starters, Happy New Year!  I’m sure many of you have been thinking about your plans for the upcoming year, maybe even jotting down some of those resolutions.  There are two in particular that we might have in common: go back to school or finish up school, and save money.

Well, with that in mind, the team at FAFSAOnline.com has been working diligently to bring you the most current and most beneficial information about the new FAFSA form for the 2011-2012 school year.  If you’re not familiar with the FAFSA already, it is the Financial Application for Federal Student Aid and the first step in your financial aid process.  Federal grants and loans are the best source for financial aid, and private student loans can fill in the gaps.

We have recently updated the FAFSA deadlines pages for both federal deadlines and state deadlines.

The new FAFSA form was released this past week.  FAFSAOnline provides you with a free guide and eBook for help with the FAFSA form.  There are also a number of special financial aid tips we share, that can help you maximize your aid and avoid common mistakes on your FAFSA form.  You can also go to FAFSAOnline to get your Federal School Code, which you will need to identify the school(s) you are attending or applying to.

Stay tuned for a brand new 2011 eBook for the FAFSA form.


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10 Responses to “When are the 2011 2012 FAFSA Deadlines?”

  1. Barbara says on June 29, 2012 at 2:09 am:

    How does it work for the parent to file the student as a dependent and the student is filing his or her own fasfa. I have a child and need to do the same thing if it works.

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    • Student Loan Guru says on July 2, 2012 at 8:17 am:

      If the child meets the criteria for IRS dependent and FAFSA independent, then the family can file as such — one isn’t necessarily dependent on the other. When your child files the FAFSA as independent, there is no need for parental tax information, they can simply include their own tax info.

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  2. Betsy says on April 22, 2011 at 10:45 pm:

    My son left college after 4 semesters. He has supported himself financially for 4 years. He turned 24 on 12.23.11. He has never before filed FAFSA and will be doing it for the first time. Is he an independent?

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  3. Paul says on March 7, 2011 at 4:50 pm:

    If my son(age 20) is enrolled in a masters program and fills out his own FAFSA can I still declare him as a dependent on my taxes if I give him 50% of his support.

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    • Student Loan Guru says on March 8, 2011 at 10:58 am:

      @Paul- Yes. Tax dependency is different from FAFSA dependency. Your son can file his FAFSA as independent while you claim him as a dependent for tax purposes.

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  4. caroline says on January 16, 2011 at 8:02 pm:

    i have NO idea what my income was last year and i have not received 1099 and w2′s should i comlete FAFSA or should i wait two weeks, complete my tax return and then complete FAFSA
    Thank you

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    • Student Loan Guru says on January 18, 2011 at 5:02 pm:

      @caroline – If you had multiple jobs, and are filing from a few different forms, it will probably be hard to estimate your information now. In this case, you should probably wait, but try to file as soon as you receive those documents.

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    • terry says on January 23, 2011 at 5:58 pm:

      they said to guess your income you dint need w2 to file FAFSA so if you know about what you made put that and file FAFSA today i just read that hope it helps

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  5. cindy says on January 10, 2011 at 3:11 am:

    just wanted to say you have lots of good info. on your site, very professional !

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