The Free Application for Federal Aid (FAFSA) can seem daunting, but we are here to help you through the process!
What Should You Do First?
The first step is to set up a Federal Student Aid ID (FSA ID). Both student and one parent (if the student is a dependent for federal aid purposes) must have an FSA ID.
If you already have one, make sure you are prepped and ready with your log in information.
What Information Do You Need For The FAFSA?
If you are able to use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool (in the FAFSA) to pull your 2015 tax information from the IRS directly into your FAFSA, that’s great! It makes the process faster and easier for YOU!
However, not everyone can use the IRS DRT. For information about who is eligible to use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool, visit the FAFSA website.