Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)



For classes starting between April 1, 2018 and March 31, 2019, complete the 2018-2019 FAFSA at www.fafsa.ed.gov

For classes starting between April 1, 2019 and March 31, 2020, complete the 2019-2020 FAFSA at www.fafsa.ed.gov

Prior to filling out the FAFSA, you will need to go to the FAFSA PIN website www.pin.ed.gov to apply for a PIN (personal identification number).  If you were born after December 31, 1994, you are considered a dependent for financial aid purposes and one of your parents must apply for a PIN as well.

Once you have your PIN, and  your parents have theirs (if you were born after December 31, 1994), gather the following documents to complete your FAFSA online:

  • Your Social Security card

  • Your Alien Registration or Permanent Resident card (if you are not a U.S. Citizen)

  • Your driver’s license (if you have one)

  • Your 2016 W-2 forms and other records of money earned

  • Your 2016 Federal Income Tax Return (1040, 1040A, 1040EZ)

  • Your parents’ 2016 Federal Income Tax Return (if you are a dependent student)

  • Your 2016 untaxed income records

  • Your current bank statements

  • Your business and investment records

Once you have gathered the information necessary to complete your FAFSA, go to www.fafsa.ed.gov

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It is highly recommended that students (and their parents) use the FAFSA IRS Data Retrieval Tool.