2017-2018 Obtain an FSA ID >> Along with your student, complete the 2017-18 FAFSA and sign with the FSA ID >>. You can file the 2017-18 FAFSA as early as October 1, 2016. Important: Proofread your personal data carefully. Errors, particularly on social security numbers, can lead to processing delays and complications. Along with your student, complete the 2017-18 Wheaton College Financial Aid Application online (available October 2, 2016). If selected for verification (your student will be notified), submit verification documents as requested. If additional funds are needed, check with a financial aid counselor about obtaining supplemental loans.