For the 2017–18 year, you will be able to apply between Oct. 1, 2016, and June 30, 2018. However, there are a few federal student aid programs that have limited funds, so be sure to apply as soon as you can once the FAFSA is available for the year you’ll be attending school. 
    For up-to-date information about FAFSA you need to go to the https://fafsa.ed.gov/index.htm web site for all the official information and access to the application.