Pay attention to any symbols listed after your state deadline.
States and territories not included in main listing below:
AL
, AS
*, AZ
, CO
, FM
*, GA
, GU
*, HI
*, IL
^$
, KY
^$
, MH
*, MT
*,
NC
^$
, ND
^$
, NE
, NH
*, NM
, OK
^$
, PR
, PW
*, RI
*, SD
*, UT
$
*, VA
*,
VI
*, VT
^$
*, WA
^$
, WI
and WY
*.
The Federal Student Aid logo and FAFSA are registered trademarks of Federal Student Aid, U.S. Department of Education.
For federal aid, submit your application as early as possible, but no earlier than
October 1, 2018. We must receive your application no later than June 30, 2020. Your
college must have your correct, complete information by your last day of enrollment
in the 2019-2020 school year.
For state or college aid, the deadline may be as early as October 2018. 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 nancial aid administrator at
your college about state and college sources of student aid and deadlines.
If you are ling close to one of these deadlines, we recommend you le online at
fafsa.gov. This is the fastest and easiest way to apply for aid.
Applying by the Deadlines
We recommend that you complete and submit your FAFSA as soon as possible on or
after October 1, 2018. The easiest way to complete or correct your FAFSA with accurate
tax information is by using the IRS Data Retrieval Tool through
fafsa.gov. In a few
simple steps, most students and parents who led a 2017 tax return can transfer their
tax return information directly into their FAFSA.
If you (or your parents) have missed the 2017 tax ling deadline of April 2018, and
still need to le a 2017 income tax return with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), you
should submit your FAFSA now using estimated tax information, and then you must
correct that information after you le your return.
Note: Both parents or both the student and spouse may need to report income
information on the FAFSA if they did not le a joint tax return for 2017. For assistance
with answering the income information questions in this situation, call 1-800-4-FED-AID
(1-800-433-3243).
Using Your Tax Return
Now go to page 3 of the application form and begin filling it out. Refer to
the notes on pages 9 and 10 as instructed.
Let’s Get Started!
Use this form to apply free for federal and state student
grants, work-study, and loans.
Or apply free online at fafsa.gov.
FAFSA
FREE APPLICATION for FEDERAL STUDENT AID
July 1, 2019 – June 30, 2020
State Deadline
AK
Alaska Performance Scholarship – June 30, 2019 # $
Alaska Education Grant ^ $
AR
Academic Challenge – June 1, 2019 (date received)
Workforce Grant
Higher Education Opportunity Grant – June 1, 2019 (date received)
CA
For many state nancial aid programs – March 2, 2019 (date postmarked) + *
For additional community college Cal Grants – September 2, 2019 (date
postmarked) + *
Contact the California Student Aid Commission or your nancial aid
administrator for more information.
CT February 15, 2019 (date received) # *
DC
FAFSA completed by May 1, 2019 #
For DCTAG, complete the DC OneApp and submit supporting documents
by May 31, 2019. #
DE April 15, 2019 (date received)
FL May 15, 2019 (date processed)
IA
July 1, 2019 (date received) – Earlier priority deadlines may exist for
certain programs. *
ID Opportunity Grant – March 1, 2019 (date received) # *
IN
Frank O’Bannon Grant – April 15, 2019 (date received)
21st Century Scholarship – April 15, 2019 (date received)
Adult Student Grant ^ $ – New applicants must submit additional form.
Workforce Ready Grant ^
KS April 1, 2019 (date received) # *
LA July 1, 2020 (July 1, 2019 recommended)
MA May 1, 2019 (date received) #
MD March 1, 2019 (date received)
ME May 1, 2019 (date received)
MI March 1, 2019 (date received)
MN 30 days after term starts (date received)
MO
February 1, 2019 # Applications accepted through April 1, 2019 (date
received).
MP April 30, 2019 (date received) # *
MS
MTAG and MESG Grants – October 15, 2019 (date received)
HELP Scholarship – April 30, 2019 (date received)
NJ
2018-2019 Tuition Aid Grant recipients – April 15, 2019 (date received)
All other applicants:
- Fall and spring terms – September 15, 2019 (date received)
- Spring term only – February 15, 2020 (date received)
NV
Nevada Promise Scholarship – April 1, 2019 * $
Silver State Opportunity Grant ^ $
All other aid
*
NY June 30, 2020 (date received) *
OH October 1, 2019 (date received)
OR
OSAC Private Scholarships – March 1, 2019 *
Oregon Promise Grant – Contact state agency. *
Oregon Opportunity Grant ^ $
PA
All rst-time applicants enrolled in a: community college; business/trade/
technical school; hospital school of nursing; designated Pennsylvania
Open-Admission institution; or non-transferable two-year program –
August 1, 2019 (date received)
All other applicants – May 1, 2019 (date received) *
SC
Tuition Grants – June 30, 2019 (date received)
SC Commission on Higher Education Need-based Grants ^ $
TN
State Grant – Prior-year recipients receive award if eligible and apply by
February 1, 2019. All other awards made to neediest applicants. $
Tennessee Promise – February 1, 2019 (date received)
Stat
e Lottery – Fall term, September 1, 2019 (date received); spring and
summer terms, February 1, 2020 (date received)
TX
Texas public colleges – January 15, 2019 # * ^
Texas private colleges
*
^
WV
PROMISE Scholarship – March 1, 2019. New applicants must submit
additional form. Contact your nancial aid administrator or state agency.
WV Higher Education Grant Program – April 15, 2019
* Additional forms may be required.
Check with your nancial aid administrator.
$ Awards made until funds are depleted.
^ As soon as possible after October 1, 2018.
# For priority consideration, submit by date specied.
+ Applicants encouraged to obtain proof of mailing.
STATE AID DEADLINES
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 7654, London, KY 40742-7654.
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 three to ve 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 fafsa.gov or call 1-800-433-3243.
Mailing Your FAFSA
®
If you or your family experienced signicant changes to your nancial situation (such
as loss of employment), or other unusual circumstances (such as tuition expenses at
an elementary or secondary school or high unreimbursed medical or dental expenses),
complete this form to the extent you can and submit it as instructed. Consult with the
nancial aid oce at the college(s) you applied to or plan to attend.
For help in lling out the FAFSA, go to StudentAid.gov/completefafsa or call
1-800-433-3243. TTY users (for the hearing impaired) may call 1-800-730-8913.
Fill the answer elds 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:
Filling Out the FAFSA
®
,
$ 1 2 3 5 6 no cents
Incorrect x Correct
1 5 E L M S T
• use black ink and ll in circles completely:
• print clearly in CAPITAL letters and skip a
box between words:
• report dollar amounts (such as $12,356.41)
like this:
Yellow is for student information and purple is for parent information.
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What is the FAFSA
®
?
Why ll out a FAFSA?
The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is the rst step in the
nancial aid process. You use the FAFSA to apply for federal student aid, such
as grants, work-study, and loans. In addition, most states and colleges use
information from the FAFSA to award nonfederal aid.
Why all the questions?
Most of the questions on the FAFSA are required to calculate your Expected
Family Contribution (EFC). The EFC measures your family’s nancial 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 nd 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.
How much student nancial aid will I receive?
Using the information on your FAFSA and your EFC, the nancial aid oce at
your college will determine the amount of aid you will receive. The college will
use your EFC to prepare a nancial aid package to help you meet your nancial
need. Financial need is the dierence between the cost of attendance (which
can include living expenses), as determined by your college, and your EFC. If you
are eligible for a Federal Pell Grant, you may receive it from only one college for
the same period of enrollment. If you or your family has unusual circumstances
that should be taken into account, contact your college’s nancial aid oce.
Some examples of unusual circumstances are: unusual medical or dental
expenses or a large change in income from 2017 to this year.
When will I receive the student nancial aid?
Any nancial aid you are eligible to receive will be paid to you through your
college. Typically, your college will rst 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.
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:
After your FAFSA has been processed, go to FAFSA on the Web at fafsa.gov,
log in to the site, and follow the instructions for correcting your FAFSA.
Use the Student Aid Report (SAR), which you will receive after your FAFSA is
processed. Your Data Release Number (DRN) veries your identity and will be
listed on the rst page of your SAR. You can call 1-800-433-3243 and provide
your DRN to a customer service representative, who will add more school
codes for you.
Provide your DRN to the nancial 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, each new code will need to replace one of the
school codes listed.
Where can I receive more information on student nancial aid?
The best place for information about student nancial aid is the nancial aid
oce at the college you plan to attend. The nancial 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 1-800-433-3243. 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,
faith-based organizations, community organizations and civic groups, as well
as organizations related to your eld 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 assistance plans.
Information on the Privacy Act and use of your
Social Security Number
We use the information that you provide on this form to determine if you are
eligible to receive federal student nancial 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.
State and institutional student nancial 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 103a - 103h, state agencies in your state of
legal residence and the state agencies of the states in which the colleges that
you list in questions 103a - 103h are located.
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, 32-37, 39-59, 61-68,
70, 73-86, 88-102, 104-105
. If you do not answer these questions, you will not
receive federal aid.
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 Aairs; to your parents or spouse; and to
members of Congress if you ask them to help you with student aid questions.
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 nancial 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 identiers from the record; the amount, status and history
of the claim; and the program under which the claim arose.
State Certication
By submitting this application, you are giving your state nancial 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. The valid OMB control number for this information
collection is 1845-0001. Public reporting burden for this collection of
information is estimated to average one and a half 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. If you
have comments or concerns regarding the status of your individual submission
of this form, please contact the Federal Student Aid Information Center, P.O. Box
84, Washington, D.C. 20044 directly. [Note: Please do not return the completed
form to this address.]
We may request additional information from you to process your application
more eciently. We will collect this additional information only as needed and
on a voluntary basis.
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OMB # 1845-0001
Step One (Student):
For questions 1-31, leave any questions that do not apply to you (the student) blank.
Male
Register me
Female
1
2
1
Yes
No
1
3
Middle school/Jr. high Other/unknown
High school
College or beyond
1 2 3 4
1
2
3 4
STATE
No
Yes
1
2
MONTH YEAR
3
4
1
2
High school diploma. Answer question 27. ...............................................
None of the above. Skip to question 28. .......
General Educational Development (GED) certicate or state certicate. Skip to question 28.
Homeschooled. Skip to question 28.
..........
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
Yes, I am a U.S. citizen (U.S. national). Skip to question 16. ......
1
MONTH YEAR
I am separated . . . . . . . . . . .
I am married/remarried
I am single . . . . . . . . . . . . .
I am divorced or widowed
3
4
1
2
Step One CONTINUES on Page 4
16. What is your
marital status as
of today?
See Notes page 9.
3. Middle
initial
6. State
7. ZIP code
8. Your Social Security Number See Notes page 9.
10. Your telephone number
4. Number and street
(include apt. number)
5. City (and country if
not U.S.)
Your driver’s license number and driver’s license state (if you have one)
12. Driver’s license
state
11. Driver’s license
number
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
notied 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 eld blank.
22. If female, skip to question 23.
Most male students must register with the Selective
Service System to receive federal aid. If you are male, are age 18-25, and have not
registered, ll in the circle and we will register you. See Notes page 9.
21. Are you male or
female?
See Notes page 9.
23. Have you been convicted for the possession or sale of illegal drugs for an oense that occurred while you were receiving federal
student aid (such as grants, work-study, or loans)?
Answer “No” if you have never received federal student aid or if you have never had a drug conviction for an oense that occurred while receiving
federal student aid. If you have a drug conviction for an oense 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 aects your eligibility for aid.
If you are unsure how to answer this question, call 1-800-433-3243 for help.
19. Did you become a legal
resident of this state
before January 1, 2014?
20. If the answer to question 19 is “No,”
give month and year you became a
legal resident of that state.
18. What is your
state of legal
residence?
14. Are you a U.S.
citizen?
Mark only one.
See Notes page 9.
15. Alien Registration Number
17. Month and year you were married,
remarried, separated, divorced or
widowed.
See Notes page 9.
26. What will your high school completion status be when you begin college in the 2019-2020 school year?
1. Last
name
2. First
name
Your full name (exactly as it appears on your Social Security card) If your name has a sux, such as Jr. or III, include a space between your last name and sux.
Some states and colleges oer aid based on the level of schooling your parents completed.
Your permanent mailing address
FAFSA
FREE APPLICATION for FEDERAL STUDENT AID
July 1, 2019 – June 30, 2020
9. Your date
of birth
MONTH YEARDAY
24. Highest school completed by Parent 1
25. Highest school completed by Parent 2
Middle school/Jr. high Other/unknown
High school
College or beyond
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Answer questions 32–58 about yourself (the student). If you were never married, or are separated,
divorced or widowed and are not remarried, answer only about yourself. If you are married or remarried
as of today, include information about your spouse.
Step Two (Student):
For questions 36–45, if the answer is zero or the question does not apply to you, enter 0. Report whole dollar amounts with no cents.
Step Two CONTINUES on Page 5
NoYes Don’t know
1
Yes No
2
2
3
1
1
2
3
1
2
3
4
9
Other/undecided .........................................................
8
Graduate or professional degree ..........................................
7
Teaching credential (nondegree program) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
3
Associate degree (occupational or technical program) .....................
2nd bachelor’s degree ....................................................
2
1
1st bachelor’s degree .....................................................
6
1st year graduate/professional ..................................
5
5th year/other undergraduate. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
4
4th year undergraduate/senior . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
3
3rd year undergraduate/junior ..................................
2
2nd year undergraduate/sophomore . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
1
Attended college before and 1st year undergraduate ............
0
Never attended college and 1st year undergraduate .............
6
Certicate or diploma (occupational, technical or education program
of two or more years) .....................................................
7
Continuing graduate/professional or beyond ....................
IRS 1040 ..........................................
IRS 1040A or 1040EZ ..............................
A foreign tax return. See Notes page 9. ...........
A tax return with Puerto Rico, another U.S. territory,
or Freely Associated State. See Notes page 9. . . . . .
I have already completed my return
.......
I’m not going to le. Skip to question 39.
I will le but have not yet completed my
return .....................................
5
Certicate or diploma (occupational, technical or education program
of less than two years). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
4
Associate degree (general education or transfer program). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
NoYes Don’t know
2
3
1
Step One CONTINUES from Page 3
32. For 2017, have you (the student) completed
your IRS income tax return or another tax
return listed in question 33?
28. Will you have your rst bachelor’s degree
before you begin the 2019-2020 school
year?
29. What will your college grade level be when you begin the
2019-2020 school year?
33. What income tax return did you le or will you le
for 2017?
30. What degree or certicate will you be working on when you begin the
2019-2020 school year?
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.
41. As of today, what is your (and spouse’s) total current balance of cash, savings, and checking accounts? Don’t include
student nancial aid.
42. 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.
See Notes page 9.
43. 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 9.
39. How much did you earn from working in 2017?
40. How much did your spouse earn from working in 2017?
36. What was your (and spouse’s) adjusted gross income for 2017? Adjusted gross income is on IRS Form 1040—line 37;
1040A—line 21; or 1040EZ—line 4.
37. Enter your (and spouse’s) income tax for 2017. Income tax amount is on IRS Form 1040—line 56 minus line 46;
1040A—line 28 minus line 36; or 1040EZ—line 10.
38. Enter your (and spouse’s) exemptions for 2017. Exemptions are on IRS Form 1040—line 6d or Form 1040A—line 6d.
For Form 1040EZ, see Notes page 9.
35. If you have led or will le a 1040, were you eligible to le a 1040A or 1040EZ?
See Notes page 9.
Questions 39 and 40 ask about earnings (wages, salaries, tips, etc.) in 2017. Answer the questions whether or not a tax return was led. This information
may be on the W-2 forms or on the tax return selected in question 33: IRS Form 1040—lines 7 + 12 + 18 + Box 14 (Code A) of IRS Schedule K-1 (Form 1065);
1040A—line 7; or 1040EZ—line 1. If any individual earning item is negative, do not include that item in your calculation.
31. Are you interested in being considered for work-study?
STATE
High School Name
High School City
1
Single ...............................
3
Married—led separate return .......
2
Married—led joint return ...........
34. For 2017, what is or will be your tax ling
status according to your tax return?
6
Don’t know ..........................
5
Qualifying widow(er). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
4
Head of household. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Step Three (Student):
No
1
Yes
2
No
1
Yes
2
Step Two CONTINUES from Page 4
No
21
Yes
No
21
Yes
No
21
Yes
No
21
Yes
No
21
Yes
No
21
Yes
No
21
Yes
No
21
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No
21
Yes
No
21
Yes
No
21
Yes
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.
a. Payments to tax-deferred pension and retirement 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. Don’t include amounts reported in code DD
(employer contributions toward employee health benets).
b.
IRA deductions
and
payments
to self-employed SEP, SIMPLE, Keogh and other qualied 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 benets). Don’t include the value of on-base military housing or the value of a basic military allowance for housing.
h. Veterans noneducation benets, 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 45a through 45h, such as workers’ compensation, disability benets, etc. Also include the
untaxed portions of health savings accounts from IRS Form 1040—line 25. Don’t include extended foster care benets, student aid,
earned income credit, additional child tax credit, welfare payments, untaxed Social Security benets, Supplemental Security Income,
Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act educational benets, on-base military housing or a military housing allowance, combat pay,
benets from exible spending arrangements (e.g., cafeteria plans), foreign income exclusion or credit for federal tax on special fuels.
j. Money received, or paid on your behalf (e.g., bills), not reported elsewhere on this form. This includes money that you received from a
parent or other person whose nancial information is not reported on this form and that is not part of a legal child support agreement.
See Notes page 9.
a. Education credits (American Opportunity Tax Credit and Lifetime Learning Tax Credit) from IRS Form 1040—line 50 or 1040A—line 33.
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 95.
c. Taxable earnings from need-based employment programs, such as Federal Work-Study and need-based employment portions of
fellowships and assistantships.
d. Taxable college grant and scholarship aid reported to the IRS as income. Includes AmeriCorps benets (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 oered by a college.
46. Were you born before January 1, 1996? ................................................................................
47. As of today, are you married? (Also answer “Yes” if you are separated but not divorced.) .................................
48. At the beginning of the 2019-2020 school year, will you be working on a master’s or doctorate program (such as an MA,
MBA, MD, JD, PhD, EdD, graduate certicate, etc.)?. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
49. Are you currently serving on active duty in the U.S. Armed Forces for purposes other than training?
See Notes page 9. ....
50. Are you a veteran of the U.S. Armed Forces? See Notes page 9. ...........................................................
51. Do you now have or will you have children who will receive more than half of their support from you between July 1, 2019
and June 30, 2020?. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
52. 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, 2020?
....................................................................
53. 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 10. ................................................................................
54. As determined by a court in your state of legal residence, are you or were you an emancipated minor? See Notes page 10. ..
55. Does someone other than your parent or stepparent have legal guardianship of you, as determined by a court in your state
of legal residence?
See Notes page 10. ..................................................................................
56. At any time on or after July 1, 2018, did your high school or school district homeless liaison determine that you were an
unaccompanied youth who was homeless or were self-supporting and at risk of being homeless?
See Notes page 10. . . . . .
57. At any time on or after July 1, 2018, 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 or were self-supporting and at risk of being homeless?
See Notes page 10. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
58. At any time on or after July 1, 2018, 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 10. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
45. Student’s 2017 Untaxed Income (Enter the combined amounts for you and your spouse.)
44. Student’s 2017 Additional Financial Information (Enter the combined amounts for you and your spouse.)
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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 legal parents (biological, adoptive, or as determined by the state [for example, if the parent is listed
on the birth certicate]). Grandparents, foster parents, legal guardians, widowed stepparents, aunts, uncles, and siblings are not considered parents on this form unless they
have legally adopted you. If your legal parents are married to each other, or are not married to each other and live together, answer the questions about both of them. If
your parent was never married or is remarried, divorced, separated or widowed, see StudentAid.gov/fafsa-parent and/or Notes page 10 for additional instructions.
69. 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.
73. 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 (even if they do not live with your parents) if (a) your parents will provide more than half of their support
between July 1, 2019 and June 30, 2020, 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, 2019 and June 30, 2020.
74. How many people in your parents’ household (from question 73) will be college students between July 1, 2019 and June 30, 2020?
Always count yourself as a college student. Do not include your parents. Do not include siblings who are in U.S. military service academies. You
may include others only if they will attend, at least half-time in 2019-2020, a program that leads to a college degree or certicate.
At any time during 2017 or 2018, did you, your parents, or anyone in your parents’ household (from question 73) receive benets 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 has dierent names in many states. Call 1-800-433-3243
to nd out the name of your state’s program. If you, your parents, or anyone in your household receives any of these benets after ling the FAFSA but before December 31,
2018, you must update your response by logging in to fafsa.gov and selecting “Make FAFSA Corrections.”
75. Medicaid or
Supplemental
Security Income (SSI)
76. Supplemental
Nutrition Assistance
Program (SNAP)
77. Free or Reduced
Price School
Lunch
78. Temporary Assistance
for Needy Families
(TANF)
79. Special Supplemental Nutrition
Program for Women, Infants,
and Children (WIC)
70. What is your
parents’ state of
legal residence?
71. Did your parents become
legal residents of this state
before January 1, 2014?
72. If the answer to question 71 is “No,” give the
month and year legal residency began for the
parent who has lived in the state the longest.
MONTH YEAR
STATE
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83. If your parents have led or will le a 1040,
were they eligible to le a 1040A or 1040EZ?
See Notes page 9.
84. As of today, is either of your parents a
dislocated worker? See Notes page 10.
No
Yes
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Yes
Don’t know
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82. For 2017, what is or will be your parents tax
ling status according to their tax return?
59. As of today, what is the marital status of your parents? 60. Month and year
they were married,
remarried, separated,
divorced or widowed.
Divorced or separated
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Married or remarried
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Never married
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MONTH YEAR
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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 and law school 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 10.
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 sux, such as Jr. or III, include a space between the last name and
sux. Enter two digits for each day and month (e.g., for May 31, enter 05 31).
61. SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER
62. LAST NAME, AND
63. FIRST INITIAL
64. DATE OF BIRTH
65. SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER 66. LAST NAME, AND
67. FIRST INITIAL
68. DATE OF BIRTH
,
,
Questions 61-64 are for Parent 1 (father/mother/stepparent)
Questions 65-68 are for Parent 2 (father/mother/stepparent)
Unmarried and both legal parents living
together.
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If your answer to question 59 was “Unmarried and both legal parents living together,” contact 1-800-433-3243 for assistance with answering questions 80-94.
Single ..............................
Married—led separate return ......
Married—led joint return ..........
Don’t know .........................
Qualifying widow(er). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Head of household. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
81. What income tax return did your parents
le or will they le for 2017?
IRS 1040 ...................................
IRS 1040A or 1040EZ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
A foreign tax return. See Notes page 9. ....
A tax return with Puerto Rico, another U.S.
territory or Freely Associated State.
See Notes page 9. ........................
80. For 2017, have your parents completed their IRS
income tax return or another tax return listed in
question 81?
My
parents will le but have not yet completed
their
return .....................................
My
parents are not going to le.
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For questions 85–94, if the answer is zero or the question does not apply, enter 0. Report whole dollar amounts with no cents.
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88. How much did Parent 1 (father/mother/stepparent) earn from working in 2017?
89. How much did Parent 2 (father/mother/stepparent) earn from working in 2017?
Questions 88 and 89 ask about earnings (wages, salaries, tips, etc.) in 2017. Answer the questions whether or not a tax return was led. This information may be on the W-2
forms or on the tax return selected in question 81: IRS Form 1040—lines 7 + 12 + 18 + Box 14 (Code A) of IRS Schedule K-1 (Form 1065); 1040A—line 7; or 1040EZ—line 1. If
any individual earning item is negative, do not include that item in your calculation. Report the information for the parent listed in questions 61-64 in question 88 and the
information for the parent listed in questions 65-68 in question 89.
90. As of today, what is your parents’ total current balance of cash, savings, and checking accounts?
Don’t include student
nancial aid.
91. 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.
See Notes page 9.
92. 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 9.
85. What was your parents’ adjusted gross income for 2017? Adjusted gross income is on IRS Form 1040—line 37;
1040A—line 21; or 1040EZ—line 4.
86. Enter your parents’ income tax for 2017. Income tax amount is on IRS Form 1040—line 56 minus line 46;
1040A—line 28 minus line 36; or 1040EZ—line 10.
87. Enter your parents’ exemptions for 2017. Exemptions are on IRS Form 1040—line 6d or on Form 1040A—line 6d.
For Form 1040EZ,
see Notes page 9.
a. Education credits (American Opportunity Tax Credit and Lifetime Learning Tax Credit) from IRS Form 1040—line 50 or 1040A—
line 33.
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 73.
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 college grant and scholarship aid reported to the IRS as income. Includes AmeriCorps benets (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.
Don’t include untaxed combat pay.
f. Earnings from work under a cooperative education program oered by a college.
a. Payments to tax-deferred pension and retirement 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. Don’t include amounts reported in code DD
(employer contributions toward employee health benets).
b. IRA deductions and payments to self-employed SEP, SIMPLE, Keogh and other qualied 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 benets). Don’t include the value of on-base military housing or the value of a basic military allowance for housing.
h. Veterans noneducation benets, 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 94a through 94h, such as workers’ compensation, disability benets, etc. Also include the
untaxed portions of health savings accounts from IRS Form 1040—line 25. Don’t include extended foster care benets, student aid,
earned income credit, additional child tax credit, welfare payments, untaxed Social Security benets, Supplemental Security Income,
Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act educational benets, on-base military housing or a military housing allowance, combat pay,
benets from exible spending arrangements (e.g., cafeteria plans), foreign income exclusion or credit for federal tax on special fuels.
93. Parents’ 2017 Additional Financial Information (Enter the
amounts
for your
parent[s].)
94. Parents’ 2017 Untaxed Income (Enter the
amounts
for your
parent[s].)
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Step Five (Student):
Complete this step only if you (the student) answered “Yes” to any questions in Step Three.
Step Six (Student):
Indicate which colleges you want to receive your FAFSA information.
Step Seven (Student and Parent):
Read, sign and date.
on campus
o campus
with parent
103. a
103. c
103. e
103. g
103. b
103. d
103. f
103. h
OR
OR
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STATE
STATE
STATE
STATE
NAME OF
COLLEGE
NAME OF
COLLEGE
NAME OF
COLLEGE
NAME OF
COLLEGE
ADDRESS
AND CITY
ADDRESS
AND CITY
ADDRESS
AND CITY
ADDRESS
AND CITY
1ST FEDERAL SCHOOL CODE
2ND FEDERAL SCHOOL CODE
3RD FEDERAL SCHOOL CODE
4TH FEDERAL SCHOOL CODE
106. Preparer’s Social Security Number (or 107)
107. Employer ID number (or 106)
108. Preparer’s signature and date
COLLEGE USE ONLY
D/O
FEDERAL SCHOOL CODE
FAA Signature
DATA ENTRY
USE ONLY:
P * L E
If a fee was paid to someone for advice or
for completing this form, tha
t person must
complete this section.
Preparer’s name, rm and address
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1
on campus
o campus
with parent
on campus
o campus
with parent
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Youth
Determination
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95. 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, 2019 and June 30, 2020, even if they do not live with you, 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, 2019 and June 30, 2020.
96. How many people in your (and your spouse’s) household (from question 95) will be college students between July 1, 2019
and June 30, 2020? Always count yourself as a college student. Do not include family members who are in U.S. military service academies.
Include others only if they will attend, at least half-time in 2019-2020, a program that leads to a college degree or certicate.
At any time during 2017 or 2018, did you (or your spouse) or anyone in your household (from question 95) receive benets 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 has dierent names in many states. Call 1-800-433-3243
to nd out the name of your state’s program. If you (or your spouse) or anyone in your household receives any of these benets after ling the FAFSA but before
December 31, 2018, you must update your response by logging in to fafsa.gov and selecting “Make FAFSA Corrections.”
102. As of today, are you (or your spouse) a dislocated worker? See Notes page 10.
Enter the six-digit federal school code and your housing plans for each college or school you want to receive your FAFSA information. You can nd the
school codes at fafsa.gov or by calling 1-800-433-3243. If you cannot obtain a code, write in the complete name, address, city and state of the college. If
you want more schools to receive your FAFSA information, read on page 2. All of the information you included on your FAFSA, with
the exception of the list of colleges, will be sent to each of the colleges you listed. In addition, all of your FAFSA information, including the list of colleges, will
be sent to your state grant agency. For federal student aid purposes, it does not matter in what order you list your selected schools. However, the order in
which you list schools may aect your eligibility for state aid. Consult your state agency or
What is the FAFSA?
StudentAid.gov/order for details.
2020
MONTH DAY
104. Date this form was completed
105. Student (Sign below)
Parent (A parent from Step Four sign below.)
If you are the student, by signing this application you certify that you (1) will use federal and/or state
student nancial 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 led or are required to le. 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 electronically sign any document related to the federal student aid programs using an FSA ID
(username and password) and/or any other credential, you certify that you are the person identied
by that username and password and/or other credential, and have not disclosed that username
and password and/or other credential to anyone else. If you purposely give false or misleading
information, you may be ned up to $20,000, sent to prison, or both.
HOUSING PLANS
2019
2018
97. Medicaid or
Supplemental
Security Income (SSI)
98. Supplemental
Nutrition Assistance
Program (SNAP)
99. Free or Reduced
Price School
Lunch
100. Temporary Assistance
for Needy Families
(TANF)
101. Special Supplemental Nutrition
Program for Women, Infants,
and Children (WIC)
Notes for question 8 (page 3)
Enter your Social Security Number (SSN) as it appears on your Social
Security card. If you are a resident of the Freely Associated States (i.e., the
Republic of Palau, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, or the Federated
States of Micronesia) and were issued an identication number beginning
with “666” when submitting a FAFSA previously, enter that number here.
If you are a rst-time applicant from the Freely Associated States, enter
“666” in the rst three boxes of the SSN eld and leave the remaining six
positions blank and we will create an identication number to be used
for federal student aid purposes.
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 conrms 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 certication or eligibility letter from the Department of Health and
Human Services showing a designation of “Victim of human tracking.”
If you are in the U.S. and have been granted Deferred Action for Childhood
Arrivals (DACA), 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. If you have a Social Security Number but are not a citizen
or an eligible noncitizen, including if you have been granted DACA, you
should still complete the FAFSA 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
nancial aid oce at the college.
Notes for questions 21 and 22 (page 3)
To be eligible for federal student aid, male citizens and male immigrants
residing in the U.S. aged 18 through 25 are required to register with the
Selective Service System, with limited exceptions. The Selective Service
System and the registration requirement applies to any person assigned
the sex of male at birth (see www.sss.gov/Registration-Info/Who-
Registration). The Selective Service System and the registration requirement
for males preserves America’s ability to provide resources in an emergency
to the U.S. Armed Forces. For more information about the Selective Service
System, visit sss.gov. Forms are available at your local U.S. Post Oce.
Notes for questions 33 (page 4)
and 81 (page 6)
If you led or will le 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, use the information from that return to ll
out this form. If you led a foreign return, convert all monetary units
to U.S. dollars, using the published exchange rate in eect for the
date nearest to today’s date. To view the daily exchange rates, go to
federalreserve.gov/releases/h10/current.
Notes for questions 35 (page 4)
and 83 (page 6)
In general, a person is eligible to le 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 le 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 le Schedule D for capital gains. If you led a 1040 only
to claim the American Opportunity Tax Credit or Lifetime Learning Tax
Credit, and you would have otherwise been eligible to le a 1040A or
1040EZ, answer “Yes” to this question. If you led a 1040 and were not
required to le a tax return, answer “Yes” to this question.
Notes for questions 38 (page 4)
and 87 (page 7) — Notes for those who led 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 has never been married, 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 ($4,050 equals
one exemption).
Notes for questions 42 and 43 (page 4), 45j (page 5),
and 91 and 92 (page 7)
Net worth means the current value, as of today, of investments, businesses,
and/or investment farms, minus debts related to those same investments,
businesses, and/or investment farms. When calculating net worth, use 0 for
investments or properties with a negative value.
Investments include real estate (do not include the home in which you
live), rental property (includes a unit within a family home that has its
own entrance, kitchen, and bath rented to someone other than a family
member), trust funds, UGMA and UTMA accounts, money market funds,
mutual funds, certicates of deposit, stocks, stock options, bonds, other
securities, installment and land sale contracts (including mortgages
held), commodities, etc.
Investments also include qualied educational benets 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 42. For a student who must report parental information, the
accounts are reported as parental investments in question 91, including
all accounts owned by the student and all accounts owned by the parents
for any member of the household.
Money received, or paid on your behalf, also includes distributions to
you (the student beneciary) from a 529 plan that is owned by someone
other than you or your parents (such as your grandparents, aunts, uncles,
and non-custodial parents). You must include these distribution amounts
in question 45j.
Investments do not include the home you live in, the value of life
insurance, retirement plans (401[k] plans, pension funds, annuities, non-
education IRAs, Keogh plans, etc.) or cash, savings and checking accounts
already reported in questions 41 and 90.
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 49 (page 5)
Answer “Yesif 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 50 (page 5)
Answer “Yes” (you are a veteran) if you (1) have engaged in active duty
(including basic training) 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, 2020.
Answer “No” (you are not a veteran) if you (1) have never engaged in
active duty (including basic training) 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, 2020.
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Notes for question 53 (page 5) Notes for Step Four, questions 59–94 (pages 6 and 7)
Answer “Yes” if at any time since you turned age 13:
Review all instructions below to determine who is considered a parent
on this form:
You had no living parent, even if you are now adopted; or
You were in foster care, even if you are no longer in foster care today; or
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 you are not sure if you were in foster care, check with your state
child welfare agency. You can nd that agencys contact information at
childwelfare.gov/nfcad.
The nancial 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 54 and 55 (page 5)
The denition 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
eect or the court decision was not in eect at the time you became an
adult. Also answer “No” and contact your school if custody was awarded
by the courts and the court papers say custody” (not guardianship”).
The nancial aid administrator at your college may require you to provide
proof that you were an emancipated minor or in legal guardianship.
Notes for questions 56–58 (page 5)
Answer “Yes” if you received a determination at any time on or after
July 1, 2018, that you were an unaccompanied youth who was homeless
or at risk of being homeless.
Homeless” means lacking xed, regular and adequate housing. You
may be homeless if you are living in shelters, parks, motels, hotels,
public spaces, camping grounds, cars, abandoned buildings, or
temporarily living with other people because you have nowhere else
to go. Also, if you are living in any of these situations and eeing an
abusive parent, you may be considered homeless even if your parent
would otherwise provide a place to live.
Unaccompanied” means you are not living in the physical custody
of your parent or guardian.
Answer “No” if you are not homeless or at risk of being homeless, or
do not have a determination. However, even if you answer No” to
each of questions 56, 57, and 58, you should contact the nancial
aid administrator at the college you plan to attend if you are either
(1) homeless and unaccompanied or (2) at risk of being homeless,
unaccompanied, and providing for your own living expenses - as your
college nancial aid oce can determine that you are “homeless and are
not required to provide parental information.
The nancial 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 nancial aid oce
at the college you plan to attend, in order to complete your FAFSA.
If your parent was never married and does not live with your other
legal parent, or if your parent is widowed and not remarried, answer
the questions about that parent.
If your legal parents (biological, adoptive, or as determined by the
state [for example, if the parent is listed on the birth certicate]) are not
married to each other and live together, select “Unmarried and both
legal parents living together” and provide information about both of
them regardless of their gender. Do not include any person who is
not married to your parent and who is not a legal or biological parent.
Contact 1-800-433-3243 for assistance in completing questions
80-94, or visit StudentAid.gov/fafsa-parent.
If your legal parents are married, select “Married or remarried.” If your
legal parents are divorced but living together, select “Unmarried and
both legal parents living together.” If your legal parents are separated
but living together, select “Married or remarried,” not “Divorced or
separated.”
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 nancial 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.
If your widowed parent is remarried as of today, answer the questions
about that parent and your stepparent.
Notes for questions 84 (page 6)
and 102 (page 8)
In general, a person may be considered a dislocated worker if he or she:
is receiving unemployment benets due to being laid o or losing a
job and is unlikely to return to a previous occupation;
has been laid o or received a lay-o notice from a job;
was self-employed but is now unemployed due to economic
conditions or natural disaster; or
is the spouse of an active duty member of the Armed Forces and
has experienced a loss of employment because of relocating due to
permanent change in duty station; or
is the spouse of an active duty member of the Armed Forces and
is unemployed or underemployed, and is experiencing diculty in
obtaining or upgrading employment; 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 spouse,
is unemployed or underemployed, and is having trouble nding or
upgrading employment.
Except for the spouse of an active duty member of the Armed Forces, if
a person quits work, generally he or she is not considered a dislocated
worker even if, for example, the person is receiving unemployment
benets.
Answer “Yes” to question 84 if your parent is a dislocated worker. Answer
Yes” to question 102 if you or your spouse is a dislocated worker.
Answer “No” to question 84 if your parent is not a dislocated worker.
Answer “No” to question 102 if neither you nor your spouse is a dislocated
worker.
Answer “Dont know” to question 84 if you are not sure whether your
parent is a dislocated worker. Answer “Dont know” to question 102 if
you are not sure whether you or your spouse is a dislocated worker. You
can contact your nancial aid oce for assistance in answering these
questions.
The nancial aid administrator at your college may require you to
provide proof that your parent is a dislocated worker, if you answered
Yes” to question 84, or that you or your spouse is a dislocated worker, if
you answered “Yes” to question 102.
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