Did you know that you can finish the FAFSA in five (fairly fast) steps? It’s true, and the 2017-18 FAFSA will be available Oct. 1! So now would be a great time to complete the first step by gathering materials. In order to complete the FAFSA, students (and in many cases their parents) will need the following information and items:
- Social Security card
- Driver’s license
- W2 forms and tax returns specified on the FAFSA
- Current bank statements
- Dependency status
Not sure about your dependency status? Our handy dependency questionnaire will help you determine your status.
Remember to keep all of information you’ve gathered in a safe place until you’re ready to complete the FAFSA. If you complete your FAFSA in a public area, keep your documents hidden and safe to prevent identity theft. Be sure to clear the browser on any public computer when you’re done to ensure no one is able to electronically access your information.