Know your name exactly as it appears on your Social Security Card

Student Social Security Number

USCIS Number (A #) if student is a Lawful Permanent Resident

Parent/s Social Security Number (if applicable)

Parent/s current Tax Return (if applicable) or source of income and annual amount

Parent/s Date of Birth (MMDDYYYY)

Parent/s Marital Status and Date of Marital Status (MMYYYY)

Getting Started: Create FSA ID

Use the instructions on the image to guide you in creating an FSA ID account for students and parents.

*Students: Make sure to use personal email when creating an FSA ID. School emails are not recommended, as access to that email will become unavailable shortly after graduation.

Apply to FAFSA

If you are the student: Select “I am a student and want to access the FAFSA form.” Then, log in using your FSA ID. 

If you are the parent: Select “I am a parent filling out a FAFSA form for a student.” After selecting the parent role, you will need to provide your child’s name, date of birth, and  Social Security number.

Choose which FAFSA form you’d like to complete:

Current Seniors select 2023–24 FAFSA form: you will be attending college between July 1, 2023, and June 30, 2024.   

Completing the FAFSA Form: Step by Step

1 Start the FAFSA Form.

-Create a Save Key (temporary password for added security)

2. Fill out the Student Demographic Section.

3. List the schools you have applied to or are planning to apply to- you can add up to 10.

4. Answer Dependency Status Questions.

5. Fill out Parent Demographic Section.

6. Provide Financial Information.

- If eligible, using the IRS Data Retrieval Tool is strongly recommended as it allows you to import your IRS tax information into the FAFSA form with just a few clicks. 

7. Sign and Submit Your FAFSA Form.

- USE FSA ID to sign electronically

- If parent was unable to create an FSA ID, print signature page, sign manually, and mail to: Federal Student Aid Programs PO Box 7656 London, KY 40742-7656

(FASA will not be proccessed until both, Student and Parent signatures are received)

Additional Information

Who is my Parent on FAFSA?

Use the chart above to guide you on reporting parent information.

Are parents married to each other?

Yes: Provide information for both parents

No: Provide information for the parent you live with the most or provides the most financial support.

No but living together: Provide information for both parents

Reporting Parent Information (FAQ)

Dependency Status

All applicants for federal student aid are considered either "dependent" or "independent"

Click the button below and answer the questions listed to determine your dependency status.

* If student files their own taxes it does not make them "independent". For federal student aid, students are considered "dependent" until the age of 24, unless they meet any of the requirements listed.

Check Your Dependency Status

Want to estimate your Federal Student Aid eligibility?

The Federal Student Aid Estimator provides an estimate of what federal student aid a student may receive.

Parents and students can complete the estimator. It will take 5-10 minutes to complete. Current tax year Federal Income Tax Return will be needed.

Estimate your Federal Student Aid

How to Use the IRS Retreival Tool

Use the instructions above to guide you step-by-step how to transfer your tax information into your FAFSA form using the IRS database.