2013-2014 Free Application For Federal Student Aid

FAFSA
July 1, 2013 – June 30, 2014
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F R E E A P P L I C AT I O N f o r F E D E R A L S T U D E N T A I D
Use this form to apply free for federal and state
student grants, work-study and loans.
APPLICATION DEADLINES
Federal Aid Deadline - June 30, 2014
State Aid Deadlines - See below.
Check with your financial aid administrator for these states
and territories:
AL, AS *, AZ, CO, FM *, GA, GU *, HI *, MH *, MP *, NE, NM,
NV *, PR, PW *, SD *, TX, UT, VA *, VI *, WI and WY *.
Or apply free online at www.fafsa.gov.
Applying by the Deadlines
For federal aid, submit your application as early as possible, but no earlier than
January 1, 2013. We must receive your application no later than June 30, 2014. Your
college must have your correct, complete information by your last day of enrollment
in the 2013-2014 school year.
For state or college aid, the deadline may be as early as January 2013. See the table to
the right for state deadlines. You may also need to complete additional forms.
Check with your high school guidance counselor or a financial aid administrator at
your college about state and college sources of student aid and deadlines.
If you are filing close to one of these deadlines, we recommend you file online at
www.fafsa.gov. This is the fastest and easiest way to apply for aid.
Using Your Tax Return
If you (or your parents) need to file a 2012 income tax return with the Internal Revenue
Service (IRS), we recommend that you complete it before filling out the FAFSA. If you
have not completed your return yet, you can submit your FAFSA now using estimated
tax information, and then correct that information after you file your return.
Filling Out the FAFSA
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If you or your family has unusual circumstances that might affect your financial
situation (such as loss of employment), complete this form to the extent you can, then
submit it as instructed and consult with the financial aid office at the college you plan
to attend.
For help in filling out the FAFSA, go to www.studentaid.gov/completefafsa or call
1-800-4-FED-AID (1-800-433-3243). TTY users (for the hearing impaired) may call
1-800-730-8913.
Fill the answer fields directly on your screen or print the form and complete it by hand.
Your answers will be read electronically; therefore if you complete the form by hand:
•
• use black ink and fill in circles completely:
• print clearly in CAPITAL letters and skip a
box between words:
•report dollar amounts (such as $12,356.41)
like this:
Correct
1 5
$
Incorrect
E L M
S T
1 2 3 5 6
,
x √
no cents
Green is for student information and purple is for parent information.
Mailing Your FAFSA
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After you complete this application, make a copy of pages 3 through 8 for your
records. Then mail the original of pages 3 through 8 to:
Federal Student Aid Programs, P.O. Box 7002, Mt. Vernon, IL 62864-0072.
After your application is processed, you will receive a summary of your information in
your Student Aid Report (SAR). If you provide an e-mail address, your SAR will be sent
by e-mail within 3-5 days. If you do not provide an e-mail address, your SAR will be
mailed to you within three weeks. If you would like to check the status of your FAFSA,
go to www.fafsa.gov or call 1-800-4-FED-AID.
Let’s Get Started!
Now go to page 3 of the application form and begin filling it out. Refer to the
notes as instructed.
AK
AK Education Grant and AK Performance Scholarship June 30, 2013 (date received)
Academic Challenge - June 1, 2013 (date received)
AR
Workforce Grant - Contact the financial aid office.
Higher Education Opportunity Grant - June 1, 2013 (date
received)
CA
Initial awards - March 2, 2013 + *
Additional community college awards - September 2, 2013
(date postmarked) + *
CT
February 15, 2013 (date received) # *
DC 31, 2013 (date received) * For priority consideration, submit application by April 30, 2013.
DE
April 15, 2013 (date received)
FL
May 15, 2013 (date processed)
July 1, 2013 (date received); earlier priority deadlines may
IA
exist for certain programs. *
ID
Opportunity Grant - March 1, 2013 (date received) # *
As soon as possible after January 1, 2013. Awards IL
made until funds are depleted.
March 10, 2013 (date received)
IN KS
April 1, 2013 (date received) # *
As soon as possible after January 1, 2013. Awards made until
KY
funds are depleted.
LA
June 30, 2014 (July 1, 2013 highly recommended)
MA
May 1, 2013 (date received) #
MD
March 1, 2013 (date received)
ME
May 1, 2013 (date received)
MI
March 1, 2013 (date received)
MN
30 days after term starts (date received)
MO
April 1, 2013 (date received)
MS MTAG and MESG Grants - September 15, 2013 (date received)
HELP Scholarship - March 31, 2013 (date received)
MT
March 1, 2013 (date received) #
As soon as possible after January 1, 2013. Awards NC
made until funds are depleted.
April 15, 2013 (date received) # Early priority deadlines
ND
may exist for institutional programs.
NH
NH is not offering a state grant this year.
2012-2013 Tuition Aid Grant recipients - June 1, 2013 (date
NJ
received)
All other applicants
- October 1, 2013, fall & spring terms (date received)
- March 1, 2014, spring term only (date received)
NY
June 30, 2014 (date received) *
OH
October 1, 2013 (date received)
OK March 1, 2013 (date received) #
OSAC Private Scholarships - March 1, 2013 (date received)
OR
Oregon Opportunity Grant - February 1, 2013 (date received)
All first-time applicants at a community college; a business/
PA
trade/technical school; a hospital school of nursing; or enrolled in a non-transferable two-year program - August 1,
2013 (date received)
All other applicants - May 1, 2013 (date received)
RI
March 1, 2013 (date received) #
SC
Tuition Grants - June 30, 2013 (date received)
SC Commission on Higher Education - As soon as possible after January 1, 2013. Awards made until funds are
depleted.
State Grant - As soon as possible after January 1, 2013.
TN
Awards made until funds are depleted.
State Lottery - September 1, 2013 (date received) #
As soon as possible after January 1, 2013. Awards VT
made until funds are depleted. *
As soon as possible after January 1, 2013. Awards made until
WA
funds are depleted.
WV
Promise Scholarship - March 1, 2013 (date received) # *
WV Higher Education Grant Program - April 15, 2013 (date
received #
STATE AID DEADLINES
The easiest way to complete or correct your FAFSA with accurate tax information is
by using the IRS Data Retrieval Tool through www.fafsa.gov. In a few simple steps,
you may be able to view your tax return information and transfer it directly into your
FAFSA.
Pay attention to the symbols that may be listed after
your state deadline.
# For priority consideration, submit application by date specified.
+ Applicants encouraged to obtain proof of mailing.
* Additional form may be required.
Federal Student Aid logo and FAFSA are service marks or registered service marks of Federal Student Aid, U.S. Department of Education.
Notes for questions 14 and 15 (page 3)
If you are an eligible noncitizen, write in your eight- or nine-digit Alien
Registration Number. Generally, you are an eligible noncitizen if you are
(1) a permanent U.S. resident with a Permanent Resident Card (I-551); (2)
a conditional permanent resident with a Conditional Green Card (I-551C);
(3) the holder of an Arrival-Departure Record (I-94) from the Department
of Homeland Security showing any one of the following designations:
“Refugee,” “Asylum Granted,” “Parolee” (I-94 confirms that you were
paroled for a minimum of one year and status has not expired), T-Visa
holder (T-1, T-2, T-3, etc.) or “Cuban-Haitian Entrant;” or (4) the holder of a
valid certification or eligibility letter from the Department of Health and
Human Services showing a designation of “Victim of human trafficking.”
If you are in the U.S. on an F1 or F2 student visa, a J1 or J2 exchange visitor
visa, or a G series visa (pertaining to international organizations), select
“No, I am not a citizen or eligible noncitizen.” You will not be eligible for
federal student aid; however, you should still complete the application
because you may be eligible for state or college aid.
Notes for questions 16 and 17 (page 3)
Report your marital status as of the date you sign your FAFSA. If your
marital status changes after you sign your FAFSA, check with the
financial aid office at the college. According to the Defense of Marriage
Act (1996), “…the word ‘marriage’ means a legal union between one
man and one woman as husband and wife, and the word ‘spouse’ refers
to a person of the opposite sex who is a husband or a wife.” Therefore,
same-sex unions are not considered marriages for federal purposes,
including the FAFSA.
Notes for question 22 (page 3)
The Selective Service System, and the registration requirement for young
men, preserves America’s ability to provide manpower in an emergency
to the U.S. Armed Forces (Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines or Coast
Guard). Almost all men—ages 18 through 25—must register. For more
information about Selective Service, visit www.sss.gov.
Notes for questions 33 (page 4)
and 80 (page 6)
If you filed or will file a foreign tax return, a tax return with Puerto Rico,
another U.S. territory (e.g., Guam, American Samoa, the U.S. Virgin Islands,
Swain’s Island or the Northern Marianas Islands) or one of the Freely
Associated States (i.e., the Republic of Palau, the Republic of the Marshall
Islands or the Federated States of Micronesia), use the information from
that return to fill out this form. If you filed a foreign return, convert all
monetary units to U.S. dollars, using the exchange rate that is in effect
today. To view the daily exchange rate, go to www.federalreserve.gov/
releases/h10/current.
Notes for questions 34 (page 4)
and 81 (page 6)
In general, a person is eligible to file a 1040A or 1040EZ if he or she
makes less than $100,000, does not itemize deductions, does not receive
income from his or her own business or farm and does not receive
alimony. A person is not eligible to file a 1040A or 1040EZ if he or she
makes $100,000 or more, itemizes deductions, receives income from
his or her own business or farm, is self-employed, receives alimony or
is required to file Schedule D for capital gains. If you filed a 1040 only to
claim American Opportunity, Hope or Lifetime Learning credits, and you
would have otherwise been eligible for a 1040A or 1040EZ, answer “Yes”
to this question. If you filed a 1040 and were not required to file a tax
return, answer “Yes” to this question.
Notes for questions 37 (page 4)
and 85 (page 7) — Notes for those who filed a 1040EZ
On the 1040EZ, if a person didn’t check either box on line 5, enter 01
if he or she is single, or 02 if he or she is married. If a person checked
either the “you” or “spouse” box on line 5, use 1040EZ worksheet line F
to determine the number of exemptions ($3,800 equals one exemption).
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Notes for questions 41 and 42 (page 4)
and 89 and 90 (page 7)
Net worth means current value minus debt. If net worth is negative, enter 0.
Investments include real estate (do not include the home you live
in), trust funds, UGMA and UTMA accounts, money market funds,
mutual funds, certificates of deposit, stocks, stock options, bonds, other
securities, installment and land sale contracts (including mortgages
held), commodities, etc.
Investments also include qualified educational benefits or education
savings accounts (e.g., Coverdell savings accounts, 529 college savings
plans and the refund value of 529 prepaid tuition plans). For a student
who does not report parental information, the accounts owned by the
student (and/or the student’s spouse) are reported as student investments
in question 41. For a student who must report parental information, the
accounts are reported as parental investments in question 89, including
all accounts owned by the student and all accounts owned by the parents
for any member of the household.
Investments do not include the home you live in, the value of life
insurance, retirement plans (401[k] plans, pension funds, annuities, noneducation IRAs, Keogh plans, etc.) or cash, savings and checking accounts
already reported in questions 40 and 88.
Investments also do not include UGMA and UTMA accounts for which
you are the custodian, but not the owner.
Investment value means the current balance or market value of these
investments as of today. Investment debt means only those debts that
are related to the investments.
Business and/or investment farm value includes the market value of
land, buildings, machinery, equipment, inventory, etc. Business and/or
investment farm debt means only those debts for which the business or
investment farm was used as collateral.
Business value does not include the value of a small business if your
family owns and controls more than 50 percent of the business and the
business has 100 or fewer full-time or full-time equivalent employees.
For small business value, your family includes (1) persons directly related
to you, such as a parent, sister or cousin, or (2) persons who are or were
related to you by marriage, such as a spouse, stepparent or sister-in-law.
Investment farm value does not include the value of a family farm that
you (your spouse and/or your parents) live on and operate.
Notes for question 48 (page 5)
Answer “Yes” if you are currently serving in the U.S. Armed Forces or are
a National Guard or Reserves enlistee who is on active duty for other than
state or training purposes.
Answer “No” if you are a National Guard or Reserves enlistee who is on
active duty for state or training purposes.
Notes for question 49 (page 5)
Answer “Yes” (you are a veteran) if you (1) have engaged in active duty
in the U.S. Armed Forces or are a National Guard or Reserves enlistee
who was called to active duty for other than state or training purposes,
or were a cadet or midshipman at one of the service academies, and (2)
were released under a condition other than dishonorable. Also answer
“Yes” if you are not a veteran now but will be one by June 30, 2014.
Answer “No” (you are not a veteran) if you (1) have never engaged in
active duty in the U.S. Armed Forces, (2) are currently an ROTC student
or a cadet or midshipman at a service academy, (3) are a National Guard
or Reserves enlistee activated only for state or training purposes, or (4)
were engaged in active duty in the U.S. Armed Forces but released under
dishonorable conditions.
Also answer “No” if you are currently serving in the U.S. Armed Forces
and will continue to serve through June 30, 2014.
Notes continued on page 9.
FAFSA
July 1, 2013 – June 30, 2014
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F R E E A P P L I C AT I O N f o r F E D E R A L S T U D E N T A I D
Step One (Student): For questions 1-31, leave blank any questions that do not apply to you (the student).
OMB # 1845-0001
Your full name (exactly as it appears on your Social Security card) If your name has a suffix, such as Jr. or III, include a space between your last name and suffix.
1. Last
name
2. First
name
3. Middle
initial
Your mailing address
4. Number and street
(include apt. number)
5. City (and country if
not U.S.)
6. State
8. Your Social Security Number
–
9. Your date
of birth
– MONTH
DAY
7. ZIP code
10. Your permanent telephone number
YEAR
(
Your driver’s license number and driver’s license state (if you have one)
11. Driver’s license
number
) – 12. Driver’s license
state
13. Your e-mail address. If you provide your e-mail address, we will communicate with you electronically. For example, when your FAFSA has been processed, you will be
notified by e-mail. Your e-mail address will also be shared with your state and the colleges listed on your FAFSA to allow them to communicate with you. If you do not
have an e-mail address, leave this field blank.
@
14. Are you a U.S.
citizen?
Mark only one.
See Notes page 2.
16. What is your
marital status as
of today?
See Notes page 2.
18. What is your
state of legal
residence?
21. Are you male or
female?
Yes, I am a U.S. citizen (U.S. national). Skip to question 16. . . . . . . 1
No, but I am an eligible noncitizen. Fill in question 15. . . . . . . . . . . 2
No, I am not a citizen or eligible noncitizen. Skip to question 16.
3
I am single . . . . . . . . . . . . .
1
I am separated . . . . . . . . . . .
3
I am married/remarried
2
I am divorced or widowed
4
STATE
19. Did you become a legal
resident of this state
before January 1, 2008?
Male
1
Female
2
Yes
1
No
2
15. Alien Registration Number
A
17. Month and year you were
married, remarried, separated,
divorced or widowed.
See Notes page 2.
MONTH
YEAR
20. If the answer to question 19 is
“No,” give month and year you
became a legal resident.
MONTH
YEAR
22. If female, skip to question 23. Most male students must register with Selective
Service to receive federal aid. If you are male, age 18-25 and not registered, fill in
the circle and we will register you. See Notes page 2.
Register me
1
No
1
Yes
3
23. Have you been convicted for the possession or sale of illegal drugs for an offense that occurred while you were receiving
federal student aid (such as grants, loans or work-study)?
Answer “No” if you have never received federal student aid or if you have never had a drug conviction while receiving federal student aid.
If you have a drug conviction for an offense that occurred while you were receiving federal student aid, answer “Yes,” but complete and
submit this application, and we will mail you a worksheet to help you determine if your conviction affects your eligibility for aid. If you are
unsure how to answer this question, call 1-800-433-3243 for help.
Some states and colleges offer aid based on the level of schooling your parents completed.
24. Highest school your father completed
Middle school/Jr. high
1
High school
2
College or beyond
3
Other/unknown
4
25. Highest school your mother completed
Middle school/Jr. high
1
High school
2
College or beyond
3
Other/unknown
4
26. When you begin college in the 2013-2014 school year, what will be your high school completion status?
High school diploma. Answer question 27. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
1
Homeschooled. Skip to question 28. . . . . . . . . . . . 3
General Educational Development (GED) certificate. Skip to question 28. . . . . .
2
None of the above. Skip to question 28. . . . . . . . .
4
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27. What is the name of the high school where you received or will receive your high school diploma?
Enter the complete high school name, and the city and state where the high school is located.
28. Will you have your first bachelor’s degree
before July 1, 2013?
STATE
High School Name
Yes
High School City
29. When you begin the 2013-2014 school year, what will be your grade
level?
1
No
2
30. When you begin the 2013-2014 school year, what degree or certificate will
you be working on?
Never attended college and 1st year undergraduate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
0
1st bachelor’s degree . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
1
Attended college before and 1st year undergraduate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
1
2nd bachelor’s degree . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
2
2nd year undergraduate/sophomore . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Associate degree (occupational or technical program) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
3
2
Associate degree (general education or transfer program) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
4
3rd year undergraduate/junior . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
3
4th year undergraduate/senior . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
4
5th year/other undergraduate. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
5
1st year graduate/professional . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Continuing graduate/professional or beyond . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
7
Certificate or diploma (occupational, technical or education program
of less than two years). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Certificate or diploma (occupational, technical or education program
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . of two or more years)
6
Teaching credential (nondegree program) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
7
Graduate or professional degree . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
8
Other/undecided . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
9
31. Are you interested in being considered for work-study?
Step Two (Student):
5
Yes
1
No
2
Don’t know
3
Answer questions 32–57 about yourself (the student). If you are single, separated, divorced or widowed,
answer only about yourself. If you are married or remarried as of today, include information about your
spouse (husband or wife).
32. For 2012, have you (the student) completed your IRS income tax
return or another tax return listed in question 33?
I have already completed my return . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
1
I will file but have not yet completed my return . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
2
I’m not going to file. Skip to question 38. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
33. What income tax return did you file or will you file for 2012?
IRS 1040 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
IRS 1040A or 1040EZ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
A foreign tax return. See Notes page 2. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
A tax return with Puerto Rico, another U.S. territory, or Freely
Associated State. See Notes page 2
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
34. If you have filed or will file a 1040, were you eligible to file a 1040A or 1040EZ?
See Notes page 2.
Yes
1
No
2
4
Don’t know
3
For questions 35–44, if the answer is zero or the question does not apply to you, enter 0. Report whole dollar amounts with no cents.
35. What was your (and spouse’s) adjusted gross income for 2012? Adjusted gross income is on IRS Form 1040—line 37;
1040A—line 21; or 1040EZ—line 4.
$
36. Enter your (and spouse’s) income tax for 2012. Income tax amount is on IRS Form 1040—line 55; 1040A—line 35; or
1040EZ—line 10.
,
$
,
37. Enter your (and spouse’s) exemptions for 2012. Exemptions are on IRS Form 1040—line 6d or Form 1040A—line 6d.
For Form 1040EZ, see Notes page 2.
Questions 38 and 39 ask about earnings (wages, salaries, tips, etc.) in 2012. Answer the questions whether or not a tax return was filed. This
information may be on the W-2 forms, or on IRS Form 1040—lines 7 + 12 + 18 + Box 14 (Code A) of IRS Schedule K-1 (Form 1065); on 1040A—line 7; or
on 1040EZ—line 1. If any individual earning item is negative, do not include that item in your calculation.
38. How much did you earn from working in 2012?
$
39. How much did your spouse earn from working in 2012?
$
40. As of today, what is your (and spouse’s) total current balance of cash, savings and checking accounts? Don’t include
student financial aid.
$
41. As of today, what is the net worth of your (and spouse’s) investments, including real estate? Don’t include the home you
live in. Net worth means current value minus debt. See Notes page 2.
$
42. As of today, what is the net worth of your (and spouse’s) current businesses and/or investment farms? Don’t include a
family farm or family business with 100 or fewer full-time or full-time equivalent employees. See Notes page 2.
$
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43. Student’s 2012 Additional Financial Information (Enter the combined amounts for you and your spouse.)
a. Education credits (American Opportunity, Hope or Lifetime Learning tax credits) from IRS Form 1040—line 49 or 1040A—line 31.
$
b. Child support paid because of divorce or separation or as a result of a legal requirement. Don’t include support for children in your
household, as reported in question 93.
$
c. Taxable earnings from need-based employment programs, such as Federal Work-Study and need-based employment portions of
fellowships and assistantships.
$
d. Taxable student grant and scholarship aid reported to the IRS in your adjusted gross income. Includes AmeriCorps benefits (awards,
living allowances and interest accrual payments), as well as grant and scholarship portions of fellowships and assistantships.
$
e. Combat pay or special combat pay. Only enter the amount that was taxable and included in your adjusted gross income. Don’t include
untaxed combat pay.
$
f. Earnings from work under a cooperative education program offered by a college.
$
,
,
,
,
,
,
44. Student’s 2012 Untaxed Income (Enter the combined amounts for you and your spouse.)
a. Payments to tax-deferred pension and savings plans (paid directly or withheld from earnings), including, but not limited to, amounts
reported on the W-2 forms in Boxes 12a through 12d, codes D, E, F, G, H and S.
$
b. IRA deductions and payments to self-employed SEP, SIMPLE, Keogh and other qualified plans from IRS Form 1040—line 28 + line 32
or 1040A—line 17.
$
c. Child support received for any of your children. Don’t include foster care or adoption payments.
$
d. Tax exempt interest income from IRS Form 1040—line 8b or 1040A—line 8b.
$
e. Untaxed portions of IRA distributions from IRS Form 1040—lines (15a minus 15b) or 1040A—lines (11a minus 11b). Exclude rollovers.
If negative, enter a zero here.
$
f. Untaxed portions of pensions from IRS Form 1040—lines (16a minus 16b) or 1040A—lines (12a minus 12b). Exclude rollovers.
If negative, enter a zero here.
$
g. Housing, food and other living allowances paid to members of the military, clergy and others (including cash payments and cash value
of benefits). Don’t include the value of on-base military housing or the value of a basic military allowance for housing.
$
h. Veterans noneducation benefits, such as Disability, Death Pension, or Dependency & Indemnity Compensation (DIC) and/or VA
Educational Work-Study allowances.
$
i. Other untaxed income not reported in items 44a through 44h, such as workers’ compensation, disability, etc. Also include the first-time
homebuyer tax credit from IRS Form 1040—line 67. Don’t include student aid, earned income credit, additional child tax credit, welfare
payments, untaxed Social Security benefits, Supplemental Security Income, Workforce Investment Act educational benefits, on-base
military housing or a military housing allowance, combat pay, benefits from flexible spending arrangements (e.g., cafeteria plans),
foreign income exclusion or credit for federal tax on special fuels.
,
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,
,
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,
$
,
$
j. Money received, or paid on your behalf (e.g., bills), not reported elsewhere on this form.
Step Three (Student):
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Answer the questions in this step to determine if you will need to provide parental information. Once
you answer “Yes” to any of the questions in this step, skip Step Four and go to Step Five on page 8.
45. Were you born before January 1, 1990? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Yes
1
No
2
46. As of today, are you married? (Also answer “Yes” if you are separated but not divorced.) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Yes
1
No
2
47. At the beginning of the 2013-2014 school year, will you be working on a master’s or doctorate program (such as an MA,
MBA, MD, JD, PhD, EdD, graduate certificate, etc.)?. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
48. Are you currently serving on active duty in the U.S. Armed Forces for purposes other than training? See Notes page 2. . . . . Yes
1
No
2
Yes
1
No
2
49. Are you a veteran of the U.S. Armed Forces? See Notes page 2.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Yes
1
No
2
50. Do you have children who will receive more than half of their support from you between July 1, 2013 and June 30, 2014? . . .
Yes
1
No
2
Yes
1
No
2
Yes
1
No
2
53. As determined by a court in your state of legal residence, are you or were you an emancipated minor? See Notes page 9. . . . .
Yes
1
No
2
54. As determined by a court in your state of legal residence, are you or were you in legal guardianship? See Notes page 9. . . . . Yes
1
No
2
55. At any time on or after July 1, 2012, did your high school or school district homeless liaison determine that you were an
unaccompanied youth who was homeless? See Notes page 9. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Yes
1
No
2
Yes
1
No
2
Yes
1
No
2
51. Do you have dependents (other than your children or spouse) who live with you and who receive more than half of their
support from you, now and through June 30, 2014? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52. At any time since you turned age 13, were both your parents deceased, were you in foster care or were you a dependent
or ward of the court? See Notes page 9. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56. At any time on or after July 1, 2012, did the director of an emergency shelter or transitional housing program funded by
the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development determine that you were an unaccompanied youth who was
homeless? See Notes page 9. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57. At any time on or after July 1, 2012, did the director of a runaway or homeless youth basic center or transitional living
program determine that you were an unaccompanied youth who was homeless or were self-supporting and at risk of
being homeless? See Notes page 9. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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If you (the student) answered “No” to every question in Step Three, go to Step Four.
If you answered “Yes” to any question in Step Three, skip Step Four and go to Step Five on page 8.
(Health professions students: Your college may require you to complete Step Four even if you answered “Yes” to any Step Three question.)
If you believe that you are unable to provide parental information, see Notes page 9.
Step Four (Parent): Complete this step if you (the student)
answered “No” to all questions in Step Three.
Answer all the questions in Step Four even if you do not live with your parents. Grandparents, foster parents, legal guardians, aunts and uncles are not considered parents
on this form unless they have legally adopted you. If your parents are living and married to each other, answer the questions about them. If your parent is single, widowed,
divorced, separated or remarried, see the Notes on page 9 for additional instructions.
58. What is your parents’ marital status as of today?
Married or remarried . . . . . .
1
Divorced or separated. . . . . . .
3
Single . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
2
Widowed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
4
59. Month and year
they were married,
remarried, separated,
divorced or widowed.
MONTH
YEAR
What are the Social Security Numbers, names and dates of birth of the parents reporting information on this form?
If your parent does not have a Social Security Number, you must enter 000-00-0000. If the name includes a suffix, such as Jr. or III, include a space between the last name and
suffix. Enter two digits for each day and month (e.g., for May 31, enter 05 31).
60. FATHER’S/STEPFATHER’S SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER
–
– 62. FIRST INITIAL 63. FATHER’S/STEPFATHER’S DATE OF BIRTH
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64. MOTHER’S/STEPMOTHER’S SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER
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61. FATHER’S/STEPFATHER’S LAST NAME, AND
65. MOTHER’S/STEPMOTHER’S LAST NAME, AND
– 66. FIRST INITIAL 67. MOTHER’S/STEPMOTHER’S DATE OF BIRTH
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68. Your parents’ e-mail address. If you provide your parents’ e-mail address, we will let them know your FAFSA has been processed. This e-mail address will
also be shared with your state and the colleges listed on your FAFSA to allow them to electronically communicate with your parents.
@
69. What is your
parents’ state of
legal residence?
STATE
70. Did your parents become
legal residents of this state
before January 1, 2008?
Yes
1
No
2
71. If the answer to question 70 is “No,” give the
month and year legal residency began for the
parent who has lived in the state the longest.
MONTH
YEAR
72. How many people are in your parents’ household?
Include:
• yourself, even if you don’t live with your parents,
• your parents,
• your parents’ other children if (a) your parents will provide more than half of their support between July 1, 2013 and June 30, 2014, or
(b) the children could answer “No” to every question in Step Three on page 5 of this form, and
• other people if they now live with your parents, your parents provide more than half of their support and your parents will continue to
provide more than half of their support between July 1, 2013 and June 30, 2014.
73. How many people in your parents’ household (from question 72) will be college students between July 1, 2013 and June 30, 2014?
Always count yourself as a college student. Do not include your parents. You may include others only if they will attend, at least half-time in
2013-2014, a program that leads to a college degree or certificate.
In 2011 or 2012, did you, your parents or anyone in your parents’ household (from question 72) receive benefits from any of the federal programs listed?
Mark all that apply. Answering these questions will not reduce eligibility for student aid or these programs. TANF may have a different name in your parents’ state. Call
1-800-4-FED-AID to find out the name of the state’s program.
74. Supplemental
Security
Income (SSI)
75. Supplemental
Nutrition Assistance
Program (SNAP)
76. Free or
Reduced
Price Lunch
79. For 2012, have your parents completed their IRS income tax return or
another tax return listed in question 80?
IRS 1040A or 1040EZ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
2
2
A foreign tax return. See Notes page 2. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
3
3
A tax return with Puerto Rico, another U.S. territory or Freely
Associated State. See Notes page 2. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
4
My parents will file but have not yet completed their return . . . . . . . .
My parents are not going to file. Skip to question 86. . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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80. What income tax return did your parents file or will they file for 2012?
1
1
See Notes page 2.
78. Special Supplemental Nutrition
Program for Women, Infants
and Children (WIC)
IRS 1040. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . My parents have already completed their return. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
81. If your parents have filed or will file a 1040,
were they eligible to file a 1040A or 1040EZ?
77. Temporary Assistance
for Needy Families
(TANF)
Yes
1
No
2
Don’t know
3
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82. As of today, is either of your parents a
dislocated worker? See Notes page 9.
Yes
1
No
2
Don’t know
3
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Step Four CONTINUED from page 6
For questions 83–92, if the answer is zero or the question does not apply, enter 0. Report whole dollar amounts with no cents.
83. What was your parents’ adjusted gross income for 2012? Adjusted gross income is on IRS Form 1040—line 37;
1040A—line 21; or 1040EZ—line 4.
$
84. Enter your parents’ income tax for 2012. Income tax amount is on IRS Form 1040—line 55; 1040A—line 35; or
1040EZ—line 10.
$
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,
85. Enter your parents’ exemptions for 2012. Exemptions are on IRS Form 1040—line 6d or on Form 1040A—line 6d.
For Form 1040EZ, see Notes page 2.
Questions 86 and 87 ask about earnings (wages, salaries, tips, etc.) in 2012. Answer the questions whether or not a tax return was filed. This information may be on the W-2
forms, or on IRS Form 1040—lines 7 + 12 + 18 + Box 14 (Code A) of IRS Schedule K-1 (Form 1065); on 1040A—line 7; or on 1040EZ—line 1. If any individual earning item is
negative, do not include that item in your calculation.
86. How much did your father/stepfather earn from working in 2012?
$
87. How much did your mother/stepmother earn from working in 2012?
$
88. As of today, what is your parents’ total current balance of cash, savings and checking accounts?
$
89. As of today, what is the net worth of your parents’ investments, including real estate? Don’t include the home in which
your parents live. Net worth means current value minus debt. See Notes page 2.
$
90. As of today, what is the net worth of your parents’ current businesses and/or investment farms? Don’t include a family
farm or family business with 100 or fewer full-time or full-time equivalent employees. See Notes page 2.
$
,
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,
91. Parents’ 2012 Additional Financial Information (Enter the amounts for your parent[s].)
a. Education credits (American Opportunity, Hope or Lifetime Learning tax credits) from IRS Form 1040—line 49 or 1040A—line 31.
$
b. Child support paid because of divorce or separation or as a result of a legal requirement. Don’t include support for children in your
parents’ household, as reported in question 72.
$
c. Your parents’ taxable earnings from need-based employment programs, such as Federal Work-Study and need-based employment
portions of fellowships and assistantships.
$
d. Your parents’ taxable student grant and scholarship aid reported to the IRS in your parents’ adjusted gross income. Includes
AmeriCorps benefits (awards, living allowances and interest accrual payments), as well as grant and scholarship portions of fellowships
and assistantships.
$
e. Combat pay or special combat pay. Only enter the amount that was taxable and included in your parents’ adjusted gross income.
Do not enter untaxed combat pay.
$
f. Earnings from work under a cooperative education program offered by a college.
$
,
,
,
,
,
,
92. Parents’ 2012 Untaxed Income (Enter the amounts for your parent[s].)
a. Payments to tax-deferred pension and savings plans (paid directly or withheld from earnings), including, but not limited to, amounts
reported on the W-2 forms in Boxes 12a through 12d, codes D, E, F, G, H and S.
$
b. IRA deductions and payments to self-employed SEP, SIMPLE, Keogh and other qualified plans from IRS Form 1040—line 28 + line 32 or
1040A—line 17.
$
c. Child support received for any of your parents’ children. Don’t include foster care or adoption payments.
d. Tax exempt interest income from IRS Form 1040—line 8b or 1040A—line 8b.
$
$
e. Untaxed portions of IRA distributions from IRS Form 1040—lines (15a minus 15b) or 1040A—lines (11a minus 11b). Exclude rollovers.
If negative, enter a zero here.
$
f. Untaxed portions of pensions from IRS Form 1040—lines (16a minus 16b) or 1040A—lines (12a minus 12b). Exclude rollovers.
If negative, enter a zero here.
$
g. Housing, food and other living allowances paid to members of the military, clergy and others (including cash payments and cash value
of benefits). Don’t include the value of on-base military housing or the value of a basic military allowance for housing.
$
h. Veterans noneducation benefits, such as Disability, Death Pension, or Dependency & Indemnity Compensation (DIC) and/or VA
Educational Work-Study allowances.
$
i. Other untaxed income not reported in items 92a through 92h, such as workers’ compensation, disability, etc. Also include the firsttime homebuyer tax credit from IRS Form 1040—line 67. Don’t include student aid, earned income credit, additional child tax
credit, welfare payments, untaxed Social Security benefits, Supplemental Security Income, Workforce Investment Act educational
benefits, on-base military housing or a military housing allowance, combat pay, benefits from flexible spending arrangements
(e.g., cafeteria plans), foreign income exclusion or credit for federal tax on special fuels.
$
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Step Five (Student): Complete this step only if you (the student) answered “Yes” to any questions in Step Three.
93. How many people are in your household?
Include:
• yourself (and your spouse),
• your children, if you will provide more than half of their support between July 1, 2013 and June 30, 2014, and
• other people if they now live with you, you provide more than half of their support and you will continue to provide more than half of their
support between July 1, 2013 and June 30, 2014.
94. How many people in your (and your spouse’s) household (from question 93) will be college students between July 1, 2013 and
June 30, 2014? Always count yourself as a college student. Include others only if they will attend, at least half-time in 2013-2014, a program that
leads to a college degree or certificate.
In 2011 or 2012, did you (or your spouse) or anyone in your household (from question 93) receive benefits from any of the federal programs listed?
Mark all that apply. Answering these questions will not reduce eligibility for student aid or these programs. TANF may have a different name in your state. Call
1-800-4-FED-AID to find out the name of the state’s program.
95. Supplemental
Security
Income (SSI)
96. Supplemental
Nutrition Assistance
Program (SNAP)
97. Free or
Reduced
Price Lunch
98. Temporary Assistance
for Needy Families
(TANF)
100. As of today, are you (or your spouse) a dislocated worker? See Notes page 9.
99. Special Supplemental Nutrition
Program for Women, Infants
and Children (WIC)
Yes
1
No
Don’t know
2
3
Step Six (Student): Indicate which colleges you want to receive your FAFSA information.
Enter the six-digit federal school code and your housing plans. You can find the school codes at www.fafsa.gov or by calling 1-800-4-FED-AID. If you
cannot get the code, write in the complete name, address, city and state of the college. For state aid, you may wish to list your preferred college first. To
find out how to have more colleges receive your FAFSA information, read What is the FAFSA? on page 10.
101. a
101. c
101. e
101. g
1ST FEDERAL SCHOOL CODE
OR
2ND FEDERAL SCHOOL CODE
OR
3RD FEDERAL SCHOOL CODE
OR
4TH FEDERAL SCHOOL CODE
OR
HOUSING PLANS
STATE
NAME OF
COLLEGE
101. b on campus
ADDRESS
AND CITY
STATE
NAME OF
COLLEGE
ADDRESS
AND CITY
101. d
STATE
NAME OF
COLLEGE
ADDRESS
AND CITY
101. f
STATE
NAME OF
COLLEGE
ADDRESS
AND CITY
101. h
1
with parent
2
off campus
3
on campus
1
with parent
2
off campus
3
on campus
1
with parent
2
off campus
3
on campus
1
with parent
2
off campus
3
Step Seven (Student and Parent): Read, sign and date.
If you are the student, by signing this application you certify that you (1) will use federal and/or
state student financial aid only to pay the cost of attending an institution of higher education, (2)
are not in default on a federal student loan or have made satisfactory arrangements to repay it,
(3) do not owe money back on a federal student grant or have made satisfactory arrangements to
repay it, (4) will notify your college if you default on a federal student loan and (5) will not receive a
Federal Pell Grant from more than one college for the same period of time.
If you are the parent or the student, by signing this application you certify that all of the information
you provided is true and complete to the best of your knowledge and you agree, if asked, to
provide information that will verify the accuracy of your completed form. This information may
include U.S. or state income tax forms that you filed or are required to file. Also, you certify that you
understand that the Secretary of Education has the authority to verify information reported
on this application with the Internal Revenue Service and other federal agencies. If you
sign any document related to the federal student aid programs electronically using a personal
identification number (PIN), you certify that you are the person identified by the PIN and have not
disclosed that PIN to anyone else. If you purposely give false or misleading information, you may
be fined up to $20,000, sent to prison, or both.
If you or your family paid a fee for someone to
fill out this form or to advise you on how to fill it
out, that person must complete this part.
104. Preparer’s Social Security Number (or 105)
Preparer’s name, firm and address
105. Employer ID number (or 104)
–
102. Date this form was completed
MONTH
2013
or
2014
103. Student (Sign below)
1
Parent (A parent from Step Four sign below.)
2
COLLEGE USE ONLY
– – DAY
D/O
1
FEDERAL SCHOOL CODE
Homeless
Youth
Determination
4
FAA Signature
1
106. Preparer’s signature and date
DATA ENTRY
USE ONLY:
1
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Notes for question 52 (page 5)
Notes for Step Four, questions 58–92 (pages 6 and 7)
Answer “Yes” if at any time since you turned age 13:
• You had no living parent (biological or adoptive), even if you are now
adopted; or
Additional instructions about who is considered a parent on this form:
• If your parent is widowed or single, answer the questions about that
parent.
• You were in foster care, even if you are no longer in foster care today;
or
• If your widowed parent is remarried as of today, answer the questions
about that parent and your stepparent.
• You were a dependent or ward of the court, even if you are no longer
a dependent or ward of the court today. For federal student aid
purposes, someone who is incarcerated is not considered a ward of
the court.
• If your parents are divorced or separated, answer the questions about
the parent you lived with more during the past 12 months. (If you did
not live with one parent more than the other, give answers about
the parent who provided more financial support during the past 12
months, or during the most recent year that you actually received
support from a parent.) If this parent is remarried as of today, answer
the questions about that parent and your stepparent.
The financial aid administrator at your school may require you to provide
proof that you were in foster care or a dependent or ward of the court.
Notes for questions 53 and 54 (page 5)
The definition of legal guardianship does not include your parents, even
if they were appointed by a court to be your guardians. You are also not
considered a legal guardian of yourself.
Answer “Yes” if you can provide a copy of a court’s decision that as of
today you are an emancipated minor or are in legal guardianship. Also
answer “Yes” if you can provide a copy of a court’s decision that you were
an emancipated minor or were in legal guardianship immediately before
you reached the age of being an adult in your state. The court must be
located in your state of legal residence at the time the court’s decision
was issued.
Answer “No” if you are still a minor and the court decision is no longer
in effect or the court decision was not in effect at the time you became
an adult.
The financial aid administrator at your college may require you to provide
proof that you were an emancipated minor or in legal guardianship.
Notes for questions 55–57 (page 5)
Answer “Yes” if you received a determination at any time on or after
July 1, 2012, that you were an unaccompanied youth who was homeless
or, for question 57, at risk of being homeless.
• “Homeless” means lacking fixed, regular and adequate housing. You
may be homeless if you are living in shelters, parks, motels or cars, or
are temporarily living with other people because you have nowhere
else to go. Also, if you are living in any of these situations and fleeing
an abusive parent you may be considered homeless even if your
parent would provide support and a place to live.
• “Unaccompanied” means you are not living in the physical custody
of your parent or guardian.
• “Youth” means you are 21 years of age or younger or you are still
enrolled in high school as of the day you sign this application.
Answer “No” if you are not homeless or at risk of being homeless, or do
not have a determination. You should contact your financial aid office
for assistance if you do not have a determination but believe you are an
unaccompanied youth who is homeless or are an unaccompanied youth
providing for your own living expenses who is at risk of being homeless.
The financial aid administrator at your college may require you to
provide a copy of the determination if you answered “Yes” to any of
these questions.
Notes for students unable to provide parental information on
pages 6 and 7
Under very limited circumstances (for example, your parents are
incarcerated; you have left home due to an abusive family environment;
or you do not know where your parents are and are unable to contact
them), you may be able to submit your FAFSA without parental
information. If you are unable to provide parental information, skip
Steps Four and Five, and go to Step Six. Once you submit your FAFSA
without parental data, you must follow up with the financial aid office
at the college you plan to attend, in order to complete your FAFSA.
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Notes for questions 82 (page 6)
and 100 (page 8)
In general, a person may be considered a dislocated worker if he or she:
• is receiving unemployment benefits due to being laid off or losing a
job and is unlikely to return to a previous occupation;
• has been laid off or received a lay-off notice from a job;
• was self-employed but is now unemployed due to economic
conditions or natural disaster; or
• is a displaced homemaker. A displaced homemaker is generally a
person who previously provided unpaid services to the family (e.g., a
stay-at-home mom or dad), is no longer supported by the husband or
wife, is unemployed or underemployed, and is having trouble finding
or upgrading employment.
If a person quits work, generally he or she is not considered a dislocated
worker even if, for example, the person is receiving unemployment
benefits.
Answer “Yes” to question 82 if your parent is a dislocated worker. Answer
“Yes” to question 100 if you or your spouse is a dislocated worker.
Answer “No” to question 82 if your parent is not a dislocated worker.
Answer “No” to question 100 if neither you nor your spouse is a dislocated
worker.
Answer “Don’t know” to question 82 if you are not sure whether your
parent is a dislocated worker. Answer “Don’t know” to question 100 if
you are not sure whether you or your spouse is a dislocated worker. You
can contact your financial aid office for assistance in answering these
questions.
The financial aid administrator at your college may require you to
provide proof that your parent is a dislocated worker, if you answered
“Yes” to question 82, or that you or your spouse is a dislocated worker, if
you answered “Yes” to question 100.
What is the FAFSA ?
Information on the Privacy Act and use of your
Social Security Number
Why fill out a FAFSA?
We use the information that you provide on this form to determine if you are
eligible to receive federal student financial aid and the amount that you are
eligible to receive. Sections 483 and 484 of the Higher Education Act of 1965,
as amended, give us the authority to ask you and your parents these questions,
and to collect the Social Security Numbers of you and your parents. We use your
Social Security Number to verify your identity and retrieve your records, and we
may request your Social Security Number again for those purposes.
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The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is the first step in the
financial aid process. You use the FAFSA to apply for federal student aid, such
as grants, loans and work-study. In addition, most states and colleges use
information from the FAFSA to award nonfederal aid.
Why all the questions?
The questions on the FAFSA are required to calculate your Expected Family
Contribution (EFC). The EFC measures your family’s financial strength and is
used to determine your eligibility for federal student aid. Your state and the
colleges you list may also use some of your responses. They will determine if
you may be eligible for school or state aid, in addition to federal aid.
How do I find out what my Expected Family Contribution (EFC) is?
Your EFC will be listed on your Student Aid Report (SAR). Your SAR summarizes
the information you submitted on your FAFSA. It is important to review your SAR
to make sure all of your information is correct and complete. Make corrections
or provide additional information, as necessary.
State and institutional student financial aid programs may also use the
information that you provide on this form to determine if you are eligible to
receive state and institutional aid and the need that you have for such aid.
Therefore, we will disclose the information that you provide on this form to
each institution you list in questions 101a - 101h, state agencies in your state of
legal residence and the state agencies of the states in which the colleges that
you list in questions 101a - 101h are located.
How much aid will I receive?
If you are applying solely for federal aid, you must answer all of the following
questions that apply to you: 1-9, 14-16, 18, 21-23, 26, 28-29, 32-36, 38-58, 60-67,
69, 72-84, 86-100, 102-103. If you do not answer these questions, you will not
receive federal aid.
Using the information on your FAFSA and your EFC, the financial aid office at
your college will determine the amount of aid you will receive. The college will
use your EFC to prepare a financial aid package to help you meet your financial
need. Financial need is the difference between your EFC and your college’s
cost of attendance (which can include living expenses), as determined by
the college. If you or your family have unusual circumstances that should be
taken into account, contact your college’s financial aid office. Some examples
of unusual circumstances are: unusual medical or dental expenses or a large
change in income from last year to this year.
Without your consent, we may disclose information that you provide to entities
under a published “routine use.” Under such a routine use, we may disclose
information to third parties that we have authorized to assist us in administering
the above programs; to other federal agencies under computer matching
programs, such as those with the Internal Revenue Service, Social Security
Administration, Selective Service System, Department of Homeland Security,
Department of Justice and Veterans Affairs; to your parents or spouse; and to
members of Congress if you ask them to help you with student aid questions.
When will I receive the aid?
Any financial aid you are eligible to receive will be paid to you through your
college. Typically, your college will first use the aid to pay tuition, fees and room
and board (if provided by the college). Any remaining aid is paid to you for your
other educational expenses. If you are eligible for a Federal Pell Grant, you may
receive it from only one college for the same period of enrollment.
How can I have more colleges receive my FAFSA information?
If you are completing a paper FAFSA, you can only list four colleges in the
school code step. You may add more colleges by doing one of the following:
1. Use the Federal Student Aid PIN you will receive after your FAFSA has been
processed and go to FAFSA on the Web at www.fafsa.gov. Click the “Login”
button on the home page to log in to FAFSA on the Web, then click “Make
FAFSA Corrections.”
2. Use the Student Aid Report (SAR), which you will receive after your FAFSA is
processed. Your Data Release Number (DRN) verifies your identity and will
be listed on the first page of your SAR. You can call 1-800-4-FED-AID and
provide your DRN to a customer service representative, who will add more
school codes for you.
3. Provide your DRN to the financial aid administrator at the college you want
added, and he or she can add their school code to your FAFSA.
Note: Your FAFSA record can only list up to ten school codes. If there are ten
school codes on your record, any new school codes that you add will replace
one or more of the school codes listed.
Where can I receive more information on student aid?
The best place for information about student financial aid is the financial aid
office at the college you plan to attend. The financial aid administrator can tell
you about student aid available from your state, the college itself and other
sources.
• You can also visit our web site StudentAid.gov.
• For information by phone you can call our Federal Student Aid Information
Center at 1-800-4-FED-AID (1-800-433-3243). TTY users (for the hearing
impaired) may call 1-800-730-8913.
• You can also check with your high school counselor, your state aid agency
or your local library’s reference section.
Information about other nonfederal assistance may be available from foundations,
religious organizations, community organizations and civic groups, as well as
organizations related to your field of interest, such as the American Medical
Association or American Bar Association. Check with your parents’ employers or
unions to see if they award scholarships or have tuition payment plans.
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If the federal government, the U.S. Department of Education, or an employee
of the U.S. Department of Education is involved in litigation, we may send
information to the Department of Justice, or a court or adjudicative body, if the
disclosure is related to financial aid and certain conditions are met. In addition,
we may send your information to a foreign, federal, state, or local enforcement
agency if the information that you submitted indicates a violation or potential
violation of law, for which that agency has jurisdiction for investigation
or prosecution. Finally, we may send information regarding a claim that is
determined to be valid and overdue to a consumer reporting agency. This
information includes identifiers from the record; the amount, status and history
of the claim; and the program under which the claim arose.
State Certification
By submitting this application, you are giving your state financial aid agency
permission to verify any statement on this form and to obtain income tax
information for all persons required to report income on this form.
The Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995
According to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, no persons are required
to respond to a collection of information unless such collection displays a
valid OMB control number, which for this form is 1845-0001. Public reporting
burden for this collection of information is estimated to average three hours
per response, including time for reviewing instructions, searching existing
data sources, gathering and maintaining the data needed, and completing
and reviewing the collection of information. The obligation to respond to
this collection is voluntary. Send comments regarding the burden estimate
or any other aspect of this collection of information, including suggestions
for reducing this burden, to the Federal Student Aid Information Center, P.O.
Box 84, Washington, D.C. 20044. Please do not return the completed FAFSA to
this address.
We may request additional information from you to process your application
more efficiently. We will collect this additional information only as needed and
on a voluntary basis.