As of January 1, 2016, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for the 2016-17 academic year is live and ready for students to complete. We encourage all students interested in receiving federal aid to fill out the FAFSA early. Although the priority deadline for Illinois Tech is Sunday, February 7, 2016, some forms of aid are limited, hence we encourage students to complete their FAFSA as early as possible. As a reminder, it is OK to begin the FAFSA prior to filing taxes. Families can use an estimate of their 2015 income in order to complete the FAFSA. Corrections to the FAFSA can be made later once the tax filing process is complete. If you have any questions while completing your FAFSA we encourage you to use the FAFSA Live Chat Tool.