Prior Prior Year (P.P.Y.) --
This year for the first time college bound students (and their parents) will have the opportunity to file the F.A.F.S.A. (the Free Application for Federal Student Aid) after October 1, 2016. Using taxes records from 2015, will allow families to file once - with no update needed, and see their calculated, E.F.C., or Estimated Family Contribution earlier than in the past.
An informal poll of visiting college representatives to V.U.H.S. has revealed that this change in federal law is having no effect on when colleges are planning to send out their financial aid offerings to accepted students.