What is the FAFSA?
FAFSA stands for Free Application for Federal Student Aid.
Why complete a FAFSA?
Filling out the FAFSA is one of the most important steps students should take to ensure that they can pay for higher education. Students must complete a FAFSA to be eligible for federal aid, and financial aid for many schools and states.
What are the application deadlines?
Deadlines vary by school, state, and program of study. Check with your college or career school for individual program deadlines and apply as early as possible.
What information do I need to fill out the FAFSA?
To complete the FAFSA you will need your financial aid dependency status, social security number, driver’s license number, alien registration number or permanent residence card (if you are not a U.S. citizen), proof of income, federal income tax return, bank statements and business/investment information.
The IRS Data retrieval Tool (DRT) lets applicants who have filed their federal income tax returns prefill the answers to some of the questions by transferring this information from your tax return.
How can I get help filling out the FAFSA?
Contact the Educational Opportunity Center at Montgomery College: