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What Information and Documents Do I Need to Complete the FAFSA?

Here is a checklist of the information and documents you should have with you as you complete the 2015-2016 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Bullet Check Student’s social security number.  Have the card to ensure the number is correct.

Bullet Check Parents' social security number.

Bullet Check Parents' dates of birth.

Bullet Check Student's driver’s license number, if you have one.

Bullet Check Student's Permanent Alien Registration Number, if student is not a U.S. citizen.

Bullet Check Copy of student’s 2014 Federal Income Tax Return.

  • If not yet filed, then last pay stubs for each job held during 2014 and copy of student’s 2013 Federal Income Tax Return

Bullet Check  Copy of parents’ 2014 Federal Income Tax Return.

  • If not yet filed, use each parents’ last pay stub for every job held in 2014 and copy of parents’ 2013 Federal Income Tax Return

Bullet Check  Records of student’s 2014 untaxed income from the following sources of income:

    • Child support payments received in the student’s name
    • Interest income
    • Veterans non-education benefits
    • Social security benefits in the student’s name

Bullet Check  Records of parents’ 2014 untaxed income from the following sources of income:

  • Child support payments received in the student's name
  • Interest income
  • Veterans non-education benefits
  • Untaxed portion of pension benefits
  • Untaxed portion of IRA deductions
  • Untaxed portion of IRA distributions
  • Workers’ compensation benefits
  • Disability benefits
  • Social security benefits

At the event: Get your FAFSA PINs.

At College Goal NY, an advisor will help you fill out the electronic FAFSA form.  Before submitting it, you and your parent must digitally sign it using your PINs (Personal Identification Number), unique identifiers assigned to you by the US Department of Education.

You apply for your PIN online at the US Department of Education PIN website.  You can get your PIN ahead of time or when you are at the College Goal NY event.

If you get your PIN ahead of time, remember to bring it with you to your College Goal NY event!

 

 

 

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