FAFSA Workshop Checklist
1. Apply for as FSA ID at https://fsaid.ed.gov/ for you and your parent (if student is dependent).
- Please write down you and your parents’ FSA IDs and bring them with you to the workshop
- If you previously acquired an FSA ID, but can’t locate it or remember the FSA ID, please access https://fsaid.ed.gov/ and select Frequently Asked Questions for instructions.
2. Bring the following items with you to the workshop:
To complete a 2016-2017 FAFSA, to attend the fall 2016 semester beginning in September please bring your 2015 documentation, as listed below. To complete a 2015-2016 FAFSA to attend the spring or summer 2016 semester, please bring your 2014 documentation as listed below. (If 2015 federal taxes were filed, it is recommended that you allow 3 weeks to process with the IRS before attending a FAFSA session.)
- Federal tax return for parent and/or student
- W2’s for parent and/or student
- FSA ID for student and/or parent (visit: https://fsaid.ed.gov/)
- Green card (if you are an eligible non-citizen)
- Social Security benefits for…
- Child support received in…
- Child support paid in…
- Workman’s compensation amount in…
- Unemployment compensation amount received in…
- Food stamp and/or cash amount
3. Arrive to the workshop at your scheduled date and time.
Are You a Dependent Student?
If you answer “no” to every question, you are Dependent and must provide parental information on the FAFSA.
If you answer “yes” to any question, you are Independent and should not include parental information on the FAFSA.
- Were you born before January 1, 1992? (2015-2016 FAFSA)
- Were you born before January 1, 1993? (2016-2017 FAFSA)
- Are you married?
- Are you a veteran of the U.S. Armed Forces or currently serving on active duty?
Student must be able to provide supportive documentation for questions listed below:
- Do you have children who will receive more than half of their support from you?
- Do you have any dependents (other than a child or spouse) who live with you and who receive more than half of their support from you?
- Are you an orphan (both parents deceased) or a ward of the court?
- Are you in legal guardianship?
- Were you considered an unaccompanied youth and homeless by your high school or school district?
- Were you considered an unaccompanied youth and homeless by the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development