You will need the following items to refer to in order to file your 2015‐16 FAFSA.
*Social Security Number or alien registration or permanent resident card (if you are not a U.S. citizen)
*Driver’s License Number (if you have a license)
*Date of birth
*Parents’ month and year of marriage, divorce, or separation
Income Information & Tax Forms: (If you are considered a dependent student for financial aid purposes, you will also need these items for your parent(s). (If you are not sure if you are a dependent student for financial aid purposes, please refer to this link: https://studentaid.ed.gov/fafsa/infographic‐accessible).
ü 2014 W2, recent pay stub, and other records of money earned
*2014 Federal Income Tax return (and your spouse’s if married)
*IRS 1040, 1040A, or 1040EZ;
*Foreign Tax return; or
*Tax return for Puerto Rico, Guam, American Samoa, the US Virgin Islands, the Marshall Islands, the Federal States of Micronesia, or Palau
*2014 untaxed income records (including, but not limited to: veterans’ non‐education benefits records, child support received, etc.)
Statements & Records:
*Statements of record for checking accounts, savings accounts, investments, business assets, and farm assets (as applicable)
*** What if we haven't filed our taxes yet? Should we still complete a FAFSA? ***
Yes. You can estimate your income (using pay stubs, W-2s, 1099s, bank statements, etc. whenever possible), and then make any necessary adjustments later, once you receive your Student Aid Report (SAR). There is no penalty for estimating your income on your FAFSA—although you will need to make any adjustments once your taxes are completed. Better to estimate and file on time, so you'll receive consideration for the maximum amount of aid available, than to file late and miss out on part or all of the aid for which you might have otherwise been eligible.