Fill out the FAFSA as early as possible at the beginning of the new year, starting January 1st. ABC’s school code is 001087. The Office of Student Financial Aid recommends that you file the FAFSA in early January to ensure priority consideration for any need-based financial aid. It is not necessary to have completed federal taxes to fill out the FAFSA. Estimate the annual amount of wages and update your FAFSA once your federal taxes are complete. Updating your FAFSA does not change your original filing date.