Seniors: Act Now!
Seniors need to apply for financial aid beginning October 1, 2019! Go to this website to start filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA): https://fafsa.ed.gov/. You need to complete this process ASAP since funds are on a first come first served basis.
The student and a parent/guardian will need an FSA ID in order to complete the financial aid application (FAFSA). You can go ahead and obtain the FSA ID prior to October 1 by following this link: fsaid.ed.gov (Remember this username and password!)
Information you need to complete your FAFSA
Have this information available to complete the process.
Social Security Number
Records of income, such as income earned from work and business, child support paid or received and any other untaxed income. If you have them, refer to the
W-2 Forms or Federal Income Tax Return IRS 1040, 1040A, or 1040EZ (If you are filling out the 2020-2021 FAFSA, you will need 2018 income tax information)
Information about assets, such as savings, CD's, stock options, bonds, 529 plans, and other college savings programs; and investment real estate, business, and farm
Driver's license number, if you have one
Dates of birth (month, day, and year)
Month and year of marriage, separation, divorce, or other change in marital status
Alien registration number, if you (student) are not a US citizen
Parental information is required unless you are at least 24 years of age or meet the criteria for filing as an independent student (as described on the FAFSA form)
You must report income and assets for yourself and for your parents (if you are a dependent student) or your spouse (if you are married).
Use income records that were filed for the year prior to the academic year for which you are applying. For instance, if you are filling out the 2020-2021 FAFSA, you will need 2018 income tax information.
Watch out for scams!
Do not fall prey to scams. To avoid scholarship and financial aid scams, visit the Federal Trade Commission's Scholarship Scams Website.