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CREATE AN FSA ID
We strongly recommend you create an FSA ID, a username and password combination that allows you to sign your FAFSA® form electronically. Your FSA ID also can be used to access the myStudentAid app and access certain information online. While you can get your FSA ID as you’re completing the FAFSA form online, getting it ahead of time and using it to begin your FAFSA form on fafsa.gov or on the myStudentAid mobile app cuts down on errors and delays. Find out how to get an FSA ID and what to do if you forgot your FSA ID.
Important note: If you’re a dependent student, one of your parents whose information is reported on the FAFSA form will also need an FSA ID so that he or she can sign your application electronically. If your parent doesn’t have a Social Security number (SSN), your parent won’t be able to create an FSA ID (which requires an SSN). This means you’ll have to select the option to print a signature page when you get to the end of your online FAFSA form.
2020-2021 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) Available October 1, 2019
For maximum aid consideration and to help ensure your aid is in place by the time tuition is due, please file your Free Application for Federal Student Aid annually by March 1.
You can also complete the 2020-21 FAFSA form using the myStudentAid app. Download the myStudentAid app in the Apple App Store (iOS) or Google Play (Android). The myFAFSA component—which is used to complete the FAFSA form—is the app’s featured function.
IRS DATA RETRIEVAL TOOL
Link your tax return information using the Data Retrieval Tool found in the “Income Information” sections of the FAFSA.
SELECTED FOR VERIFICATION?
Instructions for three options on the IRS Data Retrieval Tool and Requesting your IRS Tax Return Transcript can be viewed and printed here.
AMENDED TAX RETURN FILERS
If you are selected for verification and filed an amended tax return, view documents required.
VICTIMS OF IDENTITY THEFT
Information on getting an alternate paper tax return transcript can be found here.
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