The 2020-21 FAFSA is now available for filing at fafsa.gov. As was the case last year, families will report actual tax information on the FAFSA by transferring income and tax figures from their 2018 federal tax return. To address data privacy concerns, the data retrieval process will now be a "blind submission." Instead of seeing the income and tax figures that are pulled in from the IRS, you will simply see a note that data was transferred from the IRS. You will not be able to review or change that information.
The CSB/SJU financial aid office will maintain the June 1, 2020 priority deadline for returning students. Much of our time in the fall and winter is dedicated to reviewing newly-admitted students' aid applications, so we cannot commit to early awards for returning students who submit the FAFSA on this earlier timeline.
Please contact the CSB or SJU financial aid office with any questions. For more information about the early FAFSA, visit the Student Aid website: https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/about/announcements/fafsa-changes