Step 7: Renew My FAFSA

Renew your FAFSA each year. For the 2016-2017 year, you should complete the FAFSA as soon as possible on or after January 1, 2016. For the 2017-2018 year and beyond, you will complete the FAFSA beginning October 1.

Keep your email and mailing address up to date on your FAFSA and on the FSA ID website. The U.S. Department of Education will use these to send you important announcements and reminders.