For those of you who have completed the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) in the past for either yourself or a potential college attendee, you know how daunting filling it out can seem. Beginning in October 2016, students and their parents will be able to use prior prior years' (two years ago) tax information when completing the FAFSA. For the 2017 school year, the 2015 tax information will be used and automatically retrieved from the IRS. Not only does the process become simpler, but students will know three months sooner how much aid they might receive, making college choice easier. To read more in the Washington Post, click here.