January 8, 2008

What do you need to fill out the FAFSA form?

Posted in FAFSA at 8:10 AM by Joe From Boston


Here’s a list of what you should gather together before starting the FAFSA form – it’ll make your life a lot easier to have it when you begin.

One of the reasons students don’t fill out the FAFSA is that they don’t have all the information handy. They say they’ll get to the form, but never do, and pass up financial aid. Remember, you need this form to get federal and institutional financial aid, as well as some schoalrships!

Regarding taxes, you’ll need the previous year’s data. For example, if you’re fillling out the FAFSA for the 2008-2009 academic year, you’ll need tax data for 2007.

  • Your Social Security Number (can be found on Social Security card)
  • Your driver’s license or state ID (if any)
  • Your W-2 Forms and other records of money earned
  • Your Federal Income Tax Return (IRS form 1040, 1040A, or 1040EZ)
  • Federal Tax Return supplementary documentation
  • Your parents’ Federal Tax Return (if you are a dependent student)
  • Your untaxed income records – Social Security, Temporary Assistance to Needy Families, welfare, or veterans benefits records
  • Your current bank statements
  • Your current business and investment mortgage information, business and farm records, stock, bond, and other investment records
  • Your alien registration or permanent residence card (if you are not a U.S. citizen)
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5 Comments »

  1. va loans said,

    It is worth it !! Take the time.

  2. […] unknown wrote an interesting post today onHere’s a quick excerpt… Your parents’ Federal Tax Return (if you are a dependent student); Your untaxed income records – Social Security, Temporary Assistance to Needy Families, welfare, or veterans benefits records; Your current bank statements … […]

  3. […] unknown wrote an interesting post today onHere’s a quick excerptRemember, you need this form to get federal and institutional financial aid, as well as some schoalrships! Regarding taxes, you’ll need the previous year’s data. For example, if you’re fillling out the FAFSA for the 2008-2009 academic … […]

  4. The above poster is correct – it’s the best move you can make towards paying for college!

  5. www.va.gov said,

    It is totaly worth it!!!! I used every penny from filling out that fafsa application. dont pass up grant money to save 15 min. of looking for documents. Do it!!


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