Get Help Filing or Renewing a FAFSA

(Free Application for Federal Student Aid)

Personalized sessions will be held in Financial Aid Services by appointment only. To register, please select a date and time below and complete and submit the information form.

FAFSA Help Sessions for New Students

We are here to help you complete the FAFSA. If you would like to attend a financial aid filing help session for new students, please select a date and time below and complete and submit the information form.

What documents do you need to bring? Answer the following:

Were you born before 1/1/1994?
Are you married?
Do you have children for whom you provide at least 50% of their support?
Are you a veteran?
Were, or are you a client of DCF?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, you are an independent student and do not need parent information.

What you need to bring as an independent student:

Your FSA ID

Your Social Security Number

The exact address on your 2016 1040 Form

Your 2016 W2

Current Checking and Savings amounts

Current value of any investments

Any Other Income information

If you answered no to all of these, you are a dependent student and need parent information even if you don’t live with your parent(s).

What you need to bring as a dependent student:

Your FSA ID

Your Parent and their FSA ID*

The exact address on your 2016 1040 form

The exact address on your parent 2016 1040 form

Your 2016 W2

Your Parent(s) 2016 W2

Current Checking and Savings amounts for both you and your parent(s)

Current value of any investments for both you and your parent(s)

Any other income information.

*If your parent can not attend, you can complete the FAFSA and save it for them to sign with their FSA ID or print a signature page to take home and have signed to mail to FSA.

Each student must create and utilize a FSA ID (username and password) to sign the FAFSA electronically. Parents of dependent students will need their own FSA ID to sign their child’s FAFSA electronically. If you have more than one child attending college, you can use the same parent FSA ID to sign all applications. Please note: Each FSA ID user must have a unique email address. You can request a FSA ID at www.fafsa.gov prior to starting the FAFSA.

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