Financial Aid

Documents Needed to Complete the FAFSA

To complete the FAFSA you will need the prior year financial and tax information.
Example: for 2012-2013 school year you will need financial information and tax forms for 2011.

You will need to refer to:

* You will also need these documents with parental information, if you are considered a Dependent Student.

Dependency Questions

View questions appearing on the FAFSA Application
Dependency Status Worksheet

Purpose: These questions are used to determine (according to federal law) whether you are a dependent or an independent student for purposes of calculating an award. If you answer "No" to all of these questions, you are a dependent student, even if you do not live with your parents. The FAA's decision is final and cannot be appealed to the U.S. Department of Education.

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