5 last chance strategies for parents of juniors

With the recent change in the FAFSA, this year’s junior class will be the first to use tax information from 2 years prior to their year of HS graduation, as opposed to the current 1 year. In other words, starting with 2017 HS grads, a family’s tax information from 2015 — or the spring of the sophomore year and fall of the junior year — will be used on the FAFSA to determine aid eligibility.


This change can have significant aid eligibility ramifications, particularly for procrastinators who may cost their family precious aid dollars by not being on the ball sooner. With that in mind, DIY College Rankings recently published a helpful post on 5 strategies parents of juniors need to think about before 2016 hits.