The Free Application for Federal Aid (FAFSA) can seem daunting, but we are here to help you through the process!
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) an FSA ID.
If you already have one, make sure you are prepped and ready with your log in information.
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 click here.
Since not everyone is eligible to use the IRS DRT, here is what information you should gather pre-FAFSA.