Important Financial Aid Information
- Encourage your parent (s) to complete income tax forms early.
- As soon after January 1 as possible, complete and submit your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), along with any other financial aid applications your school(s) of choice may require. You can complete the FAFSA online at www.fafsa.ed.gov or on paper, but completing the application online is faster and easier. You should submit you FAFSA by the earliest financial aid deadline of the schools to which you are applying, usually by early February.
- The federal student aid programs numbers are 1-800-4-FED-AID (1-800-433-3243) or the TTY for the hearingimpaired,1-800-730-8913.
- After you submit the FAFSA, you should receive your Student Aid Report (SAR) within one to four weeks.
- Quickly make any necessary corrections and submit them to the FAFSA processor.
- Complete scholarship applications.
What information is reported on the FAFSA?
The FAFSA is comprised of seven “steps” that must be completed. The following is a list of the “steps” and a description of the information provided:
- Demographic information - information on the student’s college plans
- Student tax information, student asset information, and social security number
- Student status (dependent vs. independent) information
- Parents’ household information, income tax information and asset information
- Student household information (independent students only)
- College/university information (federal school codes and addresses)
- Signatures preparer’s information (if applicable)
More information on FAFSA is available at www.fafsa.ed.gov