Notes continue on Page 10.
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 one 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 identication
number beginning with “666” when submitting a FAFSA form previously,
enter that number here. If you are a rst-time applicant from one of the
Freely Associated States, enter “666” in the rst three boxes of the Social
Security Number eld and leave the remaining six positions blank, and
we will create an identication number to be used for federal student
aid purposes. Do not enter an Individual Taxpayer Identication Number
(ITIN) in the Social Security Number eld.
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 conrms 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 certication or eligibility letter from the Department of Health and
Human Services showing a designation of “Victim of human tracking.”
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 form 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 form. If
your marital status changes after you sign your FAFSA form, check with
the nancial aid oce 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 Oce.
Notes for questions 33 (page 4)
and 80 (page 6)
If you led or will le a foreign tax return, IRS 1040NR or IRS 1040NR-EZ, or
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 eect
for the date nearest to today’s date. To view the daily exchange rates, go to
Notes for questions 35 (page 4)
and 82 (page 6)
Answer “No” if you (and if married, your spouse) did not le a Schedule 1.
Answer “No” if you (and if married, your spouse) did or will le a Schedule
1 to report only one or more of the following items:
1. Capital gain (line 13 – may not be a negative value)
2. Unemployment compensation (line 19)
3. Other income to report an Alaska Permanent Fund dividend (line
21 – may not be a negative value)
4. Educator expenses (line 23)
5. IRA deduction (line 32)
6. Student loan interest deduction (line 33)
Answer “Yes” if you (or if married, your spouse) led or will le a Schedule
1 and reported additional income or adjustments to income on any lines
other than or in addition to the six exceptions listed above.
If you do not know if you led or will le a Schedule 1, select “Don’t know.”
Notes for questions 41 and 42 (page 4), 44i (page 5),
and 89 and 90 (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, certicates of deposit, stocks, stock options, bonds, other
securities, installment and land sale contracts (including mortgages
held), commodities, etc.
Investments also include qualied educational benets 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.
Money received, or paid on your behalf, also includes distributions to
you (the student beneciary) 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 44i.
Investments do not include the home you live in, the value of life
insurance, ABLE accounts, retirement plans (401[k] plans, pension funds,
annuities, non-education 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
(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, 2021.
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, 2021.