It's time for senior students to start the FAFSA process, and the first step is to create an FSA ID.
Here's information to get you started:
What is an FSA ID, and will I need it to complete the FAFSA® form?
The FSA ID allows students and parents to identify themselves electronically to access Federal Student Aid websites.
An FSA ID is made up of a username and password and can be used to log into the online Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) form.
While you aren’t required to have an FSA ID to complete and submit a FAFSA form, it’s the fastest way to sign your application and have it processed. It’s also the only way to access or correct your information online, or to prefill an online FAFSA form with information from your previous year’s FAFSA form.
If you don't already have an FSA ID, you can create an FSA ID : https://studentaid.gov/fsa-id/create-account/launch
Parents: If you previously created an FSA ID when you were a student, you don’t need to create another one. You can only have one FSA ID linked to your Social Security number.
Note: If you verified your email address or mobile phone number during account creation, you can enter your email address or mobile phone number instead of your username.
If you have an FSA ID but don't remember your username, select "Forgot Username." https://studentaid.gov/fsa-id/sign-in/retrieve-username
If you have an FSA ID but don't remember your password, select "Forgot Password." https://studentaid.gov/fsa-id/sign-in/account-lookup
Once you have created your FSA ID, you will need the following documents to complete your FAFSA:
- Student’s & Parent’s Completed 2020 Federal Tax Return
- Student’s & Parent’s 2020 W-2 Forms & Miscellaneous 1099 Forms
- Parent’s Social Security Numbers, Student Social Security Numbers (don’t guess)
- Parent’s Dates of Birth (both) and Students date of birth
- Parent’s Marital Status & Date
- Copy of any Workmen’s Comp. & Long-Term Disability Benefits Received in 2020