Haven’t filed for financial aid for next year? The Financial Aid Department has announced some important dates to keep in mind.

Students can file their 2017-18 FAFSA now. The cycle for the academic year began on Oct. 1 rather than Jan. 1, 2017. Those filing can use 2015 income tax information.

Also, the Access Missouri grant priority deadline is Feb. 1, 2017, rather than April 1, 2017.

The Financial Aid office is available to help individuals complete the FAFSA any time during regular office hours. Those who complete it in the office this semester will receive a free tote bag.

For more information, contact the office at 417-625-9325.