What is FAFSA?
To apply for federal student aid, such as federal grants, loans, and work-study programs, you need to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
Completing and submitting the FAFSA is free and easier than ever, and it gives you access to the largest source of financial aid to pay for college or career school.
In addition, many states and colleges use your FAFSA information to determine your eligibility for state and school aid, and some private financial aid providers may use your FAFSA information to determine whether you qualify for their aid.
Steps to filling out the FAFSA:
- Complete your Tax Return as soon as possible.
- Fill out the FAFSA form online.
Having the following info/forms will help you fill out the FAFSA: (if they pertain to you)
- Your social security number
- Your driver's license
- W-2 forms from two years prior & other records of any money earned
- You and/or your parents Federal Income Tax Return from two years prior
- Any untaxed income records for two years prior
- Records of taxable earnings from Federal Work-Study or other need-based work programs
- Records of any grants, scholarships, & fellowship aid that was included in you/your parents adjusted gross income (AGI)
- Any current bank statements
- Any current business/investment mortgage info, business/farm records, stock, bonds, & other investment records
- Documentation that you are a U.S. permanent resident or other eligible noncitizen (if applicable)
FAFSA and College help nights 2018-2019
Mrs. Thomas & Mr. Gonzalez will be available to help students sign up for the SAT and ACT, apply for college, apply for FAFSA or TASFA, and apply for scholarships as well as answer any college related questions.
If you have questions about the application, contact the financial aid office at the college you wish to attend. They can assist you in finding free help to complete the FAFSA. Don't hesitate to call them!