For Financial aid in college, complete the FAFSA
There is no cost for this application! If you are asked for money you are on the wrong website.
Both the student and parents will need to get user ID’s before completing the form.
Gathering the Documents Needed to Apply
The FAFSA questions ask for information about you (your name, date of birth, address, etc.) and about your financial situation. Depending on your circumstances (for instance, whether you’re a U.S. citizen or what tax form you used), you might need the following information or documents as you fill out the application:
Your Social Security number (it’s essential that you enter it correctly on the FAFSA form!)
Your parents’ Social Security numbers if you are a dependent student
Your driver’s license number, if you have one
Your Alien Registration number if you are not a U.S. citizen
Federal tax information or tax returns, including IRS W-2 information, for you (and your spouse, if you are married), and for your parents, if you are a dependent student:
Records of your untaxed income, such as child support received, interest income, and veterans noneducation benefits, for you and for your parents, if you are a dependent student
Information on cash; savings and checking account balances; investments, including stocks and bonds and real estate (but not including the home in which you live); and business and farm assets for you and your parents if you are a dependent student