September 21, 2017

Division of Financial Aid reminds families to file a FAFSA

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - To receive priority consideration for federal, state and university-based financial aid, all current and prospective students planning to attend Purdue University’s West Lafayette campus in the fall of 2018 may file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as early as Oct. 1, but no later than Purdue’s priority filing date of March 1, 2018.

“The 2018-19 FAFSA will use 2016 tax data,” said David Reseigh, assistant director of outreach services in Purdue's Division of Financial Aid. “Instead of waiting until January or February, most students and families can use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool (IRS DRT) any time after Oct. 1 to complete the FAFSA with their already completed 2016 IRS tax return information. Students and families should first visit to create a Federal Student Aid (FSA) ID and then go to to file the 2018-19 FAFSA.”

Indiana families can get free FAFSA filing help from financial aid experts at one of two College Goal Sunday events on either Nov. 5 or Feb. 25, 2018, starting at 2 p.m. local time. Families can view a complete list of the participating sites around Indiana and additional event information at

New-to-Purdue families should use the CollegeBoard Net Price Calculator at to receive a financial aid package estimate that includes an estimated “net price” (estimated costs less anticipated need-based scholarship and grant aid).

The Division of Financial Aid provides financial aid information to students and families through community outreach, via email and online at The Division of Financial Aid can be reached by calling 765-494-5050 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Eastern time Monday through Friday, or by emailing

Source: David Reseigh, 765-496-3919,

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