What You'll Need To File FAFSA on the Web

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One of the most popular questions we receive is about what you need to file your FAFSA on the Web. Here is a list of the essentials documents required for the FAFSA Application.

  • You will need records of income earned in the year prior to when you will start school. You may also need records of your parents' income information if you are a dependent student.
  • Your Social Security Number. Be sure it is correct!
  • Your driver's license (if any)
  • Your 2013 W-2 Forms and other records of money earned
  • Your (and your spouse's, if you are married) 2013 Federal Income Tax Return.

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  • IRS 1040, 1040A, 1040 EZ
  • Foreign Tax Return, or
  • Tax Return for Puerto Rico, Guam, American Samoa, the U.S. Virgin Islands, the Marshall Islands, the Federal States of Micronesia, or Palau
  • Your Parents' 2013 Federal Income Tax Return (if you are a dependent student)
  • Your 2013 untaxed income records
  • Veterans benefits records
  • Child support received
  • Worker's compensation
  • Your current bank statements
  • Your current business and investment mortgage information, business and farm records, stock, bond and other investment records
  • Your alien registration or permanent resident card (if you are not a U.S. citizen)

Some students find it helpful to print out the FAFSA Form or a FAFSA Worksheet. If you'd like to practice your FAFSA, download the FAFSA on the Web Worksheet.

FAFSA Help at FAFSA Online