Prior-Prior Year (PPY)

    What is Prior-Prior Year (PPY)?

Prior-Prior Year (also referred to as PPY) is a term used to describe the ability to process your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at an earlier time frame.

What’s changing for 2017-2018?

Starting with the 2017-2018 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA):

• You’ll be able to submit your FAFSA earlier. You can file your 2017-2018 FAFSA as early as October 1, 2016, rather than beginning on January 1, 2017. The earlier submission date will be a permanent change enabling you to complete and submit a FAFSA as early as October 1 every year.

• You’ll use earlier income and tax information. Beginning with the 2017-2018 FAFSA, students will be required to report income and tax information from an earlier tax year. For example, on the 2017-2018 FAFSA you—and your parent(s), as appropriate—will report 2015 income and tax information, rather than your 2016 income and tax information. 

 What year FAFSA am I supposed to file? 

If you plan to attend EGCC in

You will submit this FAFSA

You can submit the FAFSA from

Using income and tax information from

Fall 16, Spring 17 or Summer 17


January 1, 2016 – June 30, 2017


Fall 17, Spring 18 or Summer 18


October 1, 2016 – June 30, 2018


Fall 18, Spring 19 or Summer 19


October 1, 2017 – June 30, 2019



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