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Update from CMU about the new FAFSA deadlines!

As you have probably heard from the media and other resources, the rules are changing for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, better known as the FAFSA.  The FAFSA is now available October 1 for completion. Students are encouraged to complete the FAFSA as soon as possible, even if they don’t know where they are going to college or trade school.  Many institutions have priority deadlines for limited resource grants and loans based on when the FAFSA was submitted. The State of Missouri has established a priority deadline of February 1 for the Access Missouri Grant. 

The FAFSA should now be easier to complete for students and families. The tax information included on the FAFSA is now based off of a completed tax year. Students and parents will use tax information from the year two years before the student will begin classes. For the 2017-18 FAFSA, the tax information will come from the 2015 taxes. Most students and parents will be able to use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool within the FAFSA.

 As a reminder in order to complete the FAFSA, student and parents will each need their own unique FSA ID and password. Sometime creating the FSA ID and password can be a little cumbersome. We have also attached instructions for help with that process.

Students who enroll full time at an NCAA Division I school this fall must graduate high school and meet ALL the following requirements:

  • Complete 16 core courses:
    • Four years of English
    • Three years of math (Algebra 1 or higher)
    • Two years of natural/physical science (including one year of lab science if your high school offers it)
    • One additional year of English, math or natural/physical science
    • Two years of social science
    • Four additional years of English, math, natural/physical science, social science, foreign language, comparative religion or philosophy
  • Complete 10 core courses, including seven in English, math or natural/physical science, before the start of the seventh semester. Once students begin their seventh semester, they must have more than 10 core courses completed to be able to repeat or replace any of the 10 courses used in the preliminary academic certification.
  • Earn at least a 2.3 GPA in their core courses.
  • Earn an SAT combined score or ACT sum score matching their core-course GPA on the Division I sliding scale, which balances their test score and core-course GPA. If students have a low test score, they will need a higher core-course GPA to be eligible. If they have a low core-course GPA, they will need a higher test score to be eligible.  
For more resources regarding these changes, visit NCAA.org/student-athletes/play-division-i-sports or the Division I Academic Requirements Guide.