Filing the FAFSA isn’t as complicated or time-consuming as it seems – you
only need about six documents and 22 minutes! So in the time it takes you
to catch up on your Instagram feed, you can take the critical rst step in
getting the money you need to attend college!
Six Items and 22 Minutes: All You Need to Fill Out the FAFSA
An FSA ID. Your FSA ID allows you to log in to your account, sign the FAFSA and make changes or
add schools. You and your parent must create separate FSA IDs. Create this rst!
You and your parent’s Social Security or Alien Registration number. Here’s what to do if your parent
doesn’t have a Social Security number.
Driver’s license (if you have one)
Your and your parent’s federal income tax returns and W-2s from 2019 (you can use the IRS Data
Retrieval Tool to import this data!)
Bank statement
If applicable, other records of money earned, and records of investments and untaxed income
Here’s a checklist of everything you and your parent need to ll out, sign and submit the FAFSA:
Don’t worry if you can’t nd these materials right away: you can start the FAFSA and come back as many
times as you need to update information or add schools. The important thing is to get started!
Want to know more? Use this worksheet to get a sneak preview of what the form looks like and the
questions it asks, and check out the FAFSA YouTube channel for step-by-step instructions on creating an
FSA ID and lling out the form. Your school’s nancial aid ofce will help you with any questions you have
at any time in the process, so don’t hesitate to contact them as well.
File your FAFSA now!
Don’t forget to list our FAFSA Code:
Our Office of Financial Aid will work with you to ensure you have access to the resources you need to pay for college.
Our goal is to make sure all qualified applicants can invest in an education here.
If you have any questions about financial aid, need help filling out the FAFSA or encounter special financial
circumstances your family is experiencing due to COVID, please call us at (804) 123-5678 or email us.