The fastest way to complete your FAFSA application is online at fafsa.gov. However, you can also complete your application using the myStudentAid mobile app or request a PDF of the form by calling 800-433-3243. Additionally, your school may be able to assist you if you need help completing the form.
Before you get started, you will need the following documents to complete your application:
- Your Social Security number
- If you are a dependent student, you will need your parent(s) Social Security number
- If you are not a United States citizen, you will need your Alien Registration number
- Your driver’s license number, if applicable
- Your federal income tax information, if applicable
- Records of your untaxed income
- Records of your financial holdings, such as investments, bonds, and savings accounts
The first step to complete your FAFSA is to create your FSA ID. After, you will need to complete the following sections of your application:
- Student Demographics: This section is your personal information. You will need to provide your FSAID, name, date of birth, Social Security number, and so on.
- School Selection: Include the name of any schools you are considering, even if your application to the school has not yet been accepted. You may include up to ten schools and FAFSA approved online colleges when completing your application. There is no harm in providing up to ten schools, and you can remove schools from your application later if you choose to. If you do not attend a listed school, the school will disregard your application.
- Dependency Status: This section includes a series of questions to determine if your parent(s) need to provide information before you can submit your FAFSA. You may still be considered a dependent even if you live independently.
- Parent Demographics: If you are considered a dependent, you must provide your parent(s) information, including FSAID, name, date of birth, and Social Security number.
- Financial Information: This section requires you and your parents (if applicable) to provide your financial information. You may use the IRS DRT to import your tax information to reduce the time it takes for you to complete this section of the form.
After you have completed your FAFSA application, you will need to sign and submit the form with your FSAID. Remember, you must complete a FAFSA each academic year if you intend to receive any financial aid. Therefore, FAFSA must be submitted before the deadline. The federal deadline is June 30th, but your state or school may have its own deadlines. However, you should never wait until the last minute to submit your FAFSA application as aid is provided on a first-come, first-serve basis.
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