®
Use this form to apply free for federal and
state student grants, work-study and loans.
Or apply free online at
www.fafsa.gov.
# For priority consideration, submit application by date specied.
+ Applicants encouraged to obtain proof of mailing.
* Additional form may be required.
AK AK Education Grant and AK Performance Scholarship -
June 30, 2012 (date received)
AR Academic Challenge - June 1, 2012 (date received)
Workforce Grant - Contact the nancial aid oce.
Higher Education Opportunity Grant - June 1, 2012
(date received)
CA Initial awards - March 2, 2012 + *
Additional community college awards - September 2,
2012 (date postmarked) + *
CT February 15, 2012 (date received) # *
DC June 30, 2012 (date received) * For priority
consideration, submit application by May 15, 2012.
DE April 15, 2012 (date received)
FL May 15, 2012 (date processed)
IA July 1, 2012 (date received); earlier priority deadlines
may exist for certain programs.
ID Opportunity Grant - March 1, 2012 (date received) # *
IL As soon as possible after January 1, 2012. Awards
made until funds are depleted.
IN March 10, 2012 (date received)
KS April 1, 2012 (date received) # *
KY As soon as possible after January 1, 2012. Awards
made until funds are depleted.
LA June 30, 2013 (July 1, 2012 recommended)
MA May 1, 2012 (date received) #
MD March 1, 2012 (date received)
ME May 1, 2012 (date received)
MI March 1, 2012 (date received)
MN 30 days after term starts (date received)
MO April 2, 2012 (date received)
MS MTAG and MESG Grants - September 15, 2012 (date
received)
HELP Scholarship - March 31, 2012 (date received)
MT March 1, 2012 (date received) #
NC As soon as possible after January 1, 2012. Awards
made until funds are depleted.
ND April 15, 2012 (date received) # Early priority deadlines
may exist for institutional programs.
NH NH is not oering a state grant this year.
NJ 2011-2012 Tuition Aid Grant recipients - June 1, 2012
(date received)
All other applicants
- October 1, 2012, fall & spring terms (date received)
- March 1, 2013, spring term only (date received)
NY June 30, 2013 (date received) + *
OH October 1, 2012 (date received)
OK March 1, 2012 (date received) #
OR OSAC Private Scholarships - March 1, 2012 (date received)
Oregon Opportunity Grant - February 1, 2012 (date
received)
PA All rst-time applicants at a community college; a
business/trade/technical school; a hospital school of
nursing; or enrolled in a non-transferable two-year
program - August 1, 2012 (date received)
All other applicants - May 1, 2012 (date received)
RI March 1, 2012 (date received) #
SC Tuition Grants - June 30, 2012 (date received)
SC Commission on Higher Education - As soon as
possible after January 1, 2012. Awards made until
funds are depleted.
TN State Grant - As soon as possible after January 1,
2012. Awards made until funds are depleted.
State Lottery - September 1, 2012 (date received) #
VT As soon as possible after January 1, 2012. Awards
made until funds are depleted. *
WV Promise Scholarship - March 1, 2012 (date received) # *
WV Higher Education Grant Program - April 16, 2012
(date received) #
Pay attention to the symbols that may be listed after
your state deadline.
APPLICATION DEADLINES
Federal Aid Deadline - June 30, 2013
State Aid Deadlines - See below.
STATE AID DEADLINES
Federal Student Aid
U.S. Department of Education
Free Application for Federal Student Aid
July 1, 2012 — June 30, 2013
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Check with your nancial 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 *, WA, WI and WY *.
Federal Student Aid logo, arrow symbol and FAFSA are service marks or registered service marks of Federal Student Aid, U.S. Department of Education.
For federal aid, submit your application as early as possible, but no earlier than
January 1, 2012. We must receive your application no later than June 30, 2013. Your
college must have your correct, complete information by your last day of enrollment
in the 2012-2013 school year.
For state or college aid, the deadline may be as early as January 2012. 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
www.fafsa.gov. This is the fastest and easiest way to apply for aid.
If you (or your parents) need to le a 2011 income tax return with the Internal Revenue
Service (IRS), we recommend that you complete it before lling 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 le your return.
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.
Now go to page 3 of the application form and begin filling it out. Refer to the
notes as instructed.
Applying by the Deadlines
Using Your Tax Return
Let’s Get Started!
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 4692, Mt. Vernon, IL 62864-4692.
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.
If you or your family has unusual circumstances that might aect your nancial
situation (such as loss of employment), complete this form to the extent you can, then
submit it as instructed and consult with the nancial aid oce at the college you plan
to attend.
For help in lling out the FAFSA, go to www.studentaid.ed.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 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:
Mailing Your FAFSA
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,
• 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:
Orange is for student information and purple is for parent information.
Correct Incorrect x
1 5 E L M S T
$ 1 2 3 5 6 no cents
Filling Out the FAFSA
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Notes continued on page 9.
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. 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
nancial aid oce 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. 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 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 (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 ll out this form. If you led a foreign return, convert all
monetary units to U.S. dollars, using the exchange rate that is in eect
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 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 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 led a 1040 and were not required to le a tax
return, answer “Yes to this question.
Notes for questions 37 (page 4)
and 85 (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 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 ($3,700 equals one exemption).
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, 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 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, 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 questions 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 (Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines or Coast Guard)
or are a National Guard or Reserve 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, 2013.
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 Reserve 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 Noif you are currently serving in the U.S. Armed Forces
and will continue to serve through June 30, 2013.
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Step One (Student): For questions 1-31, leave blank any questions that do not apply to you (the student).
MONTH YEARDAY
Male
Register me
Female
1
2
1
Yes
No
1
3
Middle school/Jr. high High school College or beyond Other/unknown
Middle school/Jr. high
High school
College or beyond
Other/unknown
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. 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
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U.S. Department of Education
Free Application for Federal Student Aid
July 1, 2012 — June 30, 2013
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Step One CONTINUED on page 4
( )
16. What is your
marital status as
of today?
See Notes page 2.
3. Middle
initial
6. State 7. ZIP code
8. Your Social Security Number 9. Your date
of birth
10. Your permanent 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 prefer to
be contacted by postal mail or do not have an e-mail address, leave this eld blank.
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, ll in
the circle and we will register you. See Notes page 2.
21. Are you male or
female?
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, loans or work-study)?
Answer “Noif 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 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, 2007?
20. If the answer to question 19 is
“No,” give month and year you
became a legal resident.
18. What is your
state of legal
residence?
14. Are you a U.S.
citizen?
Mark only one.
See Notes page 2.
15. Alien Registration Number
17. Month and year you were
married, remarried, separated,
divorced or widowed.
See Notes page 2.
24. Highest school your father completed
25. Highest school your mother completed
26. When you begin college in the 2012-2013 school year, what will be your high school completion status?
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 mailing address
1 9
,
$
$
,
,
$
,
$
,
$
,
$
,
$
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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).
Step Two (Student):
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.
Step Two CONTINUED 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 2. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
A tax return with Puerto Rico, another U.S. territory, or Freely
Associated State. See Notes page 2. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
I have already completed my return . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
I’m not going to le. Skip to question 38. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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 CONTINUED from page 3
32. For 2011, 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 July 1, 2012?
29. When you begin the 2012-2013 school year, what will be your grade
level?
33. What income tax return did you le or will you le for 2011?
30. When you begin the 2012-2013 school year, what degree or certicate will
you be working on?
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.
40. As of today, what is your (and spouse’s) total current balance of cash, savings and checking accounts? Don’t include
student nancial 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.
38. How much did you earn from working in 2011?
39. How much did your spouse earn from working in 2011?
35. What was your (and spouse’s) adjusted gross income for 2011? 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 2011. 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 2011. Exemptions are on IRS Form 1040—line 6d or Form 1040A—line 6d.
For Form 1040EZ, see Notes page 2.
34. If you have led or will le a 1040, were you eligible to le a 1040A or 1040EZ?
See Notes page 2.
Questions 38 and 39 ask about earnings (wages, salaries, tips, etc.) in 2011. Answer the questions whether or not a tax return was led. 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.
31. Are you interested in being considered for work-study?
STATE
High School Name
High School City
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,
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Step Three (Student):
No
1
Yes
2
No
1
Yes
2
Step Two CONTINUED 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
Yes
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 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 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 44a through 44h, such as workers’ compensation, disability, etc. Also include the rst-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 benets, Supplemental Security Income, Workforce Investment 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.
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 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.
45. Were you born before January 1, 1989? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
46. As of today, are you married? (Also answer “Yes” if you are separated but not divorced.) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
47. At the beginning of the 2012-2013 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.)?. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
48. Are you currently serving on active duty in the U.S. Armed Forces for purposes other than training?
See Notes page 2. . . . .
49. Are you a veteran of the U.S. Armed Forces? See Notes page 2. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
50. Do you have children who will receive more than half of their support from you between July 1, 2012 and June 30, 2013?. . .
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, 2013?
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
53. As determined by a court in your state of legal residence, are you or were you an emancipated minor? See Notes page 9. . . . .
54. As determined by a court in your state of legal residence, are you or were you in legal guardianship? See Notes page 9. . . . .
55. At any time on or after July 1, 2011, did your high school or school district homeless liaison determine that you were an
unaccompanied youth who was homeless?
See Notes page 9. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
56. At any time on or after July 1, 2011, 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, 2011, 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. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
44. Student’s 2011 Untaxed Income (Enter the combined amounts for you and your spouse.)
43. Student’s 2011 Additional Financial Information (Enter the combined amounts for you and your spouse.)
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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.
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.
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, 2012 and June 30, 2013, 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, 2012 and June 30, 2013.
73. How many people in your parents’ household (from question 72) will be college students between July 1, 2012 and June 30, 2013?
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 2012-
2013, a program that leads to a college degree or certicate.
In 2010 or 2011, did you, your parents or anyone in your parents’ household (from question 72) 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. Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) is the new
name for Food Stamps. SNAP, Food Stamps and/or TANF may have a dierent name in your parents’ state. Call 1-800-4-FED-AID to nd out the name of the state’s program.
74.
Supplemental
Security
Income (SSI)
75.
Food
Stamps
76. Free
or
Reduced
Price
Lunch
77. Temporary Assistance
for Needy Families
(TANF)
78. Special
Supplemental
Nutrition Program for Wome n,
Infants and Children (WIC)
69. What is your
parents’ state of
legal residence?
70. Did your parents become
legal residents of this state
before January 1, 2007?
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
STATE
No
Yes
1
2
81. If your parents have led or will le a 1040,
were they eligible to le a 1040A or 1040EZ?
See Notes page 2.
82. As of today, is either of your parents a
dislocated worker? See Notes page 9.
No
Yes
Don’t know
No
Yes
Don’t know
1
2
3
1
2
3
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79. For 2011, have your parents completed their IRS income tax return or
another tax return listed in question 80?
80. What income tax return did your parents le or will they le for 2011?
My
parents will le but have not yet completed
their
return . . . . . . . .
2
3
1
2
3
4
IRS 1040 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
IRS 1040A or 1040EZ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
A foreign tax return. See Notes page 2.
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
My
parents are not going to le.
Skip to
question
86. . . . . . . . . . . . . .
1
My
parents have already completed their return. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
A tax return with Puerto Rico, another U.S. territory or Freely
Associated State. See Notes page 2.
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
58. What is your parents’ marital status as of today?
59. Month and year
they were married,
remarried, separated,
divorced or widowed.
Divorced or separated. . . . . . . Married or remarried . . . . . .
Single . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
MONTH YEAR
Widowed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
1
2
3
4
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.
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).
60. FATHER’S/STEPFATHER’S SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER 61. FATHER’S/STEPFATHER’S LAST NAME, AND 62. FIRST INITIAL 63. FATHER’S/STEPFATHER’S DATE OF BIRTH
64. MOTHER’S/STEPMOTHER’S SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER 65. MOTHER’S/STEPMOTHER’S LAST NAME, AND 66. FIRST INITIAL 67. MOTHER’S/STEPMOTHER’S DATE OF BIRTH
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For questions 83–92, if the answer is zero or the question does not apply, enter 0. Report whole dollar amounts with no cents.
Step Four CONTINUED from page 6
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.
86. How much did your father/stepfather earn from working in 2011?
87. How much did your mother/stepmother earn from working in 2011?
83. What was your parents’ adjusted gross income for 2011? Adjusted gross income is on IRS Form 1040line 37;
1040A—line 21; or 1040EZline 4.
84. Enter your parents income tax for 2011. Income tax amount is on IRS Form 1040line 55; 1040Aline 35; or
1040EZ—line 10.
85. Enter your parents exemptions for 2011. Exemptions are on IRS Form 1040line 6d or on Form 1040Aline 6d.
For Form 1040EZ,
see Notes page 2.
Questions 86 and 87 ask about earnings (wages, salaries, tips, etc.) in 2011. Answer the questions whether or not a tax return was led. 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.
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 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.
Do not enter untaxed combat pay.
f. Earnings from work under a cooperative education program oered by a college.
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 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 92a through 92h, such as workers’ compensation, disability, etc. Also include the rst-
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 benets, Supplemental Security Income, Workforce Investment 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.
91. Parents’ 2011 Additional Financial Information (Enter the
amounts
for your
parent[s].)
92. Parents’ 2011 Untaxed Income (Enter the
amounts
for your
parent[s].)
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95.
Supplemental
Security
Income (SSI)
96.
Food
Stamps
97. Free
or
Reduced
Price
Lunch
98. Temporary
Assistance
for Needy Families
(TANF)
99. Special
Supplemental
Nutrition
Program for Wom en, Infants
and Children (WIC)
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
101. a
101. c
101. e
101. g
101. b
101. d
101. f
101. h
OR
OR
OR
OR
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
HOUSING PLANS
1ST FEDERAL SCHOOL CODE
2ND FEDERAL SCHOOL CODE
3RD FEDERAL SCHOOL CODE
4TH FEDERAL SCHOOL CODE
104. Preparer’s Social Security Number (or 105)
105. Employer ID number (or 104)
106. Preparer’s signature and date
COLLEGE USE ONLY
D/O
FEDERAL SCHOOL CODE
FAA Signature
DATA ENTRY
USE ONLY:
P * L E
If you or your family paid a fee for someone to
ll out this form or to advise you on how to ll it
out, that person must complete this part.
Preparer’s name, rm and address
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 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 sign any document related to the federal student aid programs
electronically using a personal identication number (PIN), you certify that you are the
person identied by the PIN and have not disclosed that PIN to anyone else. If you purposely
give false or misleading information, you may be ned up to $20,000, sent to prison, or both.
2012 or 2013
MONTH DAY
1
1
1
on campus
o campus
with parent
on campus
o campus
with parent
on campus
o campus
with parent
NoYes Don’t know
2
3
1
1
2
3
1
2
3
1
2
3
1
2
3
Homeless
Youth
Determination
4
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, 2012 and June 30, 2013, 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, 2012 and June 30, 2013.
94. How many people in your (and your spouse’s) household (from question 93) will be college students between July 1, 2012 and
June 30, 2013? Always count yourself as a college student. Include others only if they will attend, at least half-time in 2012-2013, a program that
leads to a college degree or certicate.
In 2010 or 2011, did you (or your spouse) or anyone in your household (from question 93) 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. Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) is the
new name for Food Stamps. SNAP, Food Stamps and/or TANF may have a dierent name in your state. Call 1-800-4-FED-AID to nd out the name of the state’s program.
100. As of today, are you (or your spouse) a dislocated worker? See Notes page 9.
Enter the six-digit federal school code and your housing plans. You can nd 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 rst. To
nd out how to have more colleges receive your FAFSA information, read What is the FAFSA? on page 10.
102. Date this form was completed
103. Student (Sign below)
Parent (A parent from Step Four sign below.)
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Notes for question 52 (page 5)
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
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.
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 53 and 54 (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 Yesif 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 Yesif 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 Noif 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.
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 5557 (page 5)
Answer Yes if you received a determination at any time on or after
July 1, 2011, that you were an unaccompanied youth who was homeless
or, for question 57, 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 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 eeing
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.
Youthmeans 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 nancial aid oce
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 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.
Notes for Step Four, questions 5892 (pages 6 and 7)
Additional instructions about who is considered a parent on this form:
If your parent is widowed or single, answer the questions about that
parent.
If your widowed parent is remarried as of today, answer the questions
about that parent and your stepparent.
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.
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 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 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 nding
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
benets.
Answer Yesto 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 Noto question 100 if neither you nor your spouse is a dislocated
worker.
Answer Dont knowto question 82 if you are not sure whether your
parent is a dislocated worker. Answer Dont knowto question 100 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 82, or that you or your spouse is a dislocated worker, if
you answered “Yes” to question 100.
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What is the FAFSA
SM
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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, 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 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 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 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 nancial aid oce. Some examples
of unusual circumstances are: unusual medical or dental expenses or a large
change in income from last year to this year.
When will I receive the 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. 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 “Start
Here” button to log in and then select the “Make FAFSA Corrections” link.
2. 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 1-800-4-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 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, 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 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 www.studentaid.ed.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 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 payment 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 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.
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.
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
The Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 says that no one is required to respond to
a collection of information unless it displays a valid OMB control number, which
for this form is 1845-0001. The time required to complete this form is estimated
to be three hours, including time to review instructions, search data resources,
gather the data needed, and complete and review the information collection.
If you have comments about this estimate or suggestions for improving this
form, please write to:
U.S. Department of Education, Washington, DC 20202-4700.
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.