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FAFSA: Free Application for Federal Student Aid


Information and Documents

The FAFSA application, depending on individual circumstances, might require personal, financial and  citizenship information. Being prepared with the right documents will help the process run smoother.

1. Your Social Security number (it’s important that you enter it correctly on the FAFSA!)

2. If you are a dependent, your parents Social Security number

3. Your driver’s license or if you have one or a government form of identification

4.  Federal tax information including tax returns, W-2 wage forms, for you, your spouse (if married) and your parents if you are a dependent.

5. If you are not a U.S. citizen then a Foreign tax return and your Alien Registration number will be needed.

6. If you are from Guam, Puerto Rico, American Samoa, U.S. Virgin Islands, the Marshall Islands, the Federal States of Micronesia, or Palau you will need a tax return. Depending on where you are from, only certain types of federal student loans may be available.

7.  Statements of untaxed income such as child support, interest income, and veterans non-education benefits will be needed.

8.  Other sources of income include cash; savings and checking account balances; investments, including stocks and bonds and real estate excluding the home in which you live; and business and farm assets for you and your parents if you are a dependent student.

9.  A list of colleges or career schools you wish to explore attending

For more information on filling out the FAFSA:

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