What do I need to complete my FAFSA?
- FSA ID (this step needs to be done in advance)
- Driver's license number
- Federal tax information
- Social Security Number
- Your parents' Social Security numbers (required if under 24 and single).
Students may begin filling out their 2020 FAFSA Applications starring October 1.
All seniors should complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). This is an important step and needs to be a priority to seniors planning on continuing their education. You will need to create the FSA ID before you attempt to fill out your FAFSA or it complicates the entire process. There are local events to help students and parents with the application process to receive Federal funds to help assist with continuing education.
The first step is to create a Federal Student Aid (FSA) ID, which verifies who you are when accessing sensitive materials regarding your FAFSA. The student and one parent will need to create an account, which consists of a user name and password. Here is the link to create an account: https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/fafsa/filling-out/fsaid. Do not lose this information as it will be used throughout the student's educational career--as well as any others in the family--who desire to access federal funding for continued education. If you encounter any issues while creating your FSA ID here is a number that should be able to provide assistance: 1-800-433-3243.
The FAFSA is always free. Use this link to access the FAFSA application: https://fafsa.gov/. You will need to provide information from your most recent taxes. There is a resource that pulls the information directly on the application. You will need to provide your social security number.