1. Social Security card:
Applicants must provide their social security number in order to complete the FAFSA. This number is used to track financial aid and determine eligibility.
2. Driver's license:
In order to verify the applicant's identity, the FAFSA requires either a driver's license or other forms of identification.
3. Alien registration number (if not a U.S. citizen):
Non-U.S. citizens must provide their alien registration number on the FAFSA application. This number is used to track financial aid and determine eligibility.
4. W-2 forms or other records of income earned in the past year:
W-2 forms should be submitted along with the FAFSA to verify income information. Most employers will mail these forms out in January. If an applicant does not receive them, they can contact the employer directly to obtain a copy.
5. Federal tax returns for the past two years:
Applicants must submit federal tax returns for the past two years in order to verify income information on the FAFSA application. These tax returns can be submitted online through the IRS website or by mailing in a paper copy.
6. Records of untaxed income:
Applicants must submit records of any untaxed income they have received in the past year. This could include items such as child support payments, interest from savings bonds, or veterans' benefits.
7. Bank statements for the past four months:
Bank statements should be submitted along with the FAFSA application in order to verify account information. The bank statements should be from the past four months in order to have the most recent information available.
8. Statements from investment account for the past year:
Applicants must also submit statements from any investment accounts they have had for the past year. This could include stocks, mutual funds, or other types of investments.
9. Records of any college financial aid already received:
In order to be eligible for financial aid from the college/university you are applying to, you must first submit records of any other college financial aid that you have already received.
10. Proof of citizenship or permanent residency:
To fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, applicants must present proof of citizenship or permanent residency.