Get Ready for College Goal NY

Get your FSA ID.

  • An FSA ID gives you access to Federal Student Aid’s online systems and can serve as your legal signature.
  • Only create an FSA ID using your own personal information and for your own exclusive use. You are not authorized to create an FSA ID on behalf of someone else, including a family member.
  • To save time, create your FSA ID before your CollegeGoalNY event and bring it with you. Visit fsaid.ed.gov.

Gather this information.

Here is a checklist of the information and documents you should have with you as you complete the 2017-18 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. Have the card to ensure the number is correct.

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 not a U.S. citizen.

Bullet Check Copy of student’s 2016 Federal Income Tax Return.

Bullet Check  Copy of parents’ 2016 Federal Income Tax Return.

Bullet Check  Records of student’s 2016 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’ 2016 untaxed income from the following sources of income:

    • Child support payments received in the student's name; do not include foster care
    • Tax exempt interest income
    • Veterans non-education benefits o such as disability, death pension,
      etc.)
    • Untaxed portion of pension benefits; exclude rollovers
    • Untaxed payments to tax deferred pensions and retirement savings plans (on W-2)
    • Untaxed portion of IRA distributions; exclude rollovers
    • Untaxed portion of IRA deductions
    • Housing, food and other living
      allowances pd. to members of the military, clergy & others
    • Other untaxed income, such as workers’ compensation & disability (not untaxed SS benefits)

Bullet Check  FSA ID

    • For student and one parent.

Bullet Check  Valid email address, if available.

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