Due: March 2, 2020
Both you and your parent must have an FSA ID in order to log-in, sign, and submit your FAFSA. Unsigned FAFSA applications will be considered incomplete and may delay the review process.
After logging in, verify or update your personal information (e.g., e-mail address, home address). Pay close attention to the financial and tax questions and any other areas that may have changed since last year.
If you did not complete a FAFSA last year and you are interested in applying for financial aid for the following academic year, complete a new 2020-2021 FAFSA and follow the remaining steps to complete your application.
Avoid Common Errors
- The application must be signed by the student and a custodial parent whose information appears on the application.
- Double check that essential information is entered correctly (i.e., social security number, date of birth, name as it appears on a social security card).
- Answer all questions asked— most errors occur when a question is skipped or left blank.
- Need help with your FAFSA? Visit the Federal Student Aid website for common questions and useful tips.
IRS Data Retrieval Tool
The FAFSA enables families to retrieve tax data directly from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to make completing the FAFSA more accurate. When you begin your FAFSA you will be prompted to retrieve tax data. Make sure you follow the steps on the FAFSA to import tax data onto your application.
Selected for Verification?
After your FAFSA has been processed you will receive your Student Aid Report (SAR) via e-mail. Review your SAR for accuracy and check if you were selected for verification. If you were selected for verification by the Department of Education, you will need to submit additional forms to complete your file.
We will request a Verification Worksheet (Dependent or Independent) AND an IRS Tax Return Transcript for you and your parent(s) if you filed OR a Verification of Non-filing Letter if you or your parent(s) did not file. For more information on verification, please visit Verification Requirements.
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