The 2018-19 FAFSA form will be available starting October 1, 2017. Use it to apply for financial aid for school you will attend from July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019.

The Financial Aid department of St. Augustine College recommends that you submit your application as soon as possible because financial aid is given to first-come, first-served until funds are disbursed. The exhortation is especially aimed at students who are eligible to receive the Illinois Monetary Award Program (MAP). Students must show up with a copy of their 2016 tax return.

Here’s what the Federal Student Aid from Department of Education says: