What is FAFSA?
FAFSA–The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) form is a form completed by current and prospective college students (undergraduate and graduate) to determine their eligibility for federal student aid. In addition, states and colleges use FAFSA information to award their own grants, scholarships, and loans.
What Information Do I Need?
To complete the FAFSA the following information is needed from students and their parent/guardian:
- Social Security Number
- Alien Registration Number (if you are not a U.S. citizen)
- Most recent federal income tax returns, W-2s, and other records of money earned. (Note: You may be able to transfer your federal tax return information into your FAFSA using the IRS Data Retrieval Tool.)
- Bank statements and records of investments (if applicable)
- Records of untaxed income (if applicable)
- A Federal Student Aid PIN to sign-in electronically. (If you do not already have one, visit www.pin.ed.gov to obtain one.)
When to Apply
Since aid is limited, be sure to meet the deadlines! Federal Deadlines for FAFSA® forms is 11:59 p.m. Central time (CT) on June 30, 2022. Any corrections or updates must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. CT on Sept. 10, 2022.
The CTC will host FAFSA and college application days on Fridays in October as part of Michigan College Application Month.