So I'm filling out my FAFSA now, and the financial aid office has already told me what a Bad Idea it was to leave this so late. (I certainly didn't want to fill it out until I had an acceptance in hand). However, when I called up my dad to get a copy of his latest return, he informed me that he's asked for an extension and it won't be finished until October of this year. I do have a copy of his 2005 return, which shouldn't be that much different. The FAFSA asks if your parents have filed for this year, and when I tell it that they haven't, gently reminds me that it's after 4/16. So, my questions: how is this going to affect my FAFSA filing and the financial aid disbursement at my school? Any chance that I can't apply for aid until the tax forms are finally submitted?