FAFSA Refund Schedule 2017

Financial Aid Refund Distribution Calendar

Ready for excess FAFSA Refund Check to be available? We have compiled a schedule for FAFSA Refund Disbursement Dates based on many of the top colleges. See below for our FAFSA Refund Schedule 2017.

FAFSA Refund Schedule 2017

Semester direct deposit by: Refunds mailed or deposited
in bank beginning:
Winter Term 1/2/2017 1/5/2017
Spring Term 3/27/2017 3/30/2017
Summer Term:  6/19/2017  6/22/2017
Fall Term  9/19/2017  9/22/2017

*DISCLAIMER: This is based on many top colleges disbursement dates, but your college could be different. Please see your college counselor for exact dates. These are only estimates. This site is in no way related to any federal institution or government.

What is the FAFSA?

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is a form that can be prepared annually by current and prospective college students (undergraduate and graduate) in the United States to determine their eligibility for student financial aid.

Apply for your FAFSA online with StudentAid.

FAFSA Deadlines 2017

The deadline for filing your 2017 FAFSA is depending on your date attending college. See the chart below for more details.

FAFSA Deadline 2017

Changes in FAFSA for 2017 and 2018:

Starting with the 2017­–18 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®), the following changes have been put in place:

Students are now able to submit a FAFSA® earlier. Students have been able to file a 2017–18 FAFSA since Oct. 1, 2016, rather than beginning on Jan. 1, 2017. The earlier submission date is a permanent change, enabling students to complete and submit a FAFSA as early as Oct. 1 every year. (There is NO CHANGE to the 2016–17 schedule. The FAFSA became available Jan. 1 as in previous years.)
Students now report earlier income information. Beginning with the 2017–18 FAFSA, students are required to report income information from an earlier tax year. For example, on the 2017–18 FAFSA, students (and parents, as appropriate) must report their 2015 income information, rather than their 2016 income information.