What Is Typically Found on FAFSA Worksheets?

What Is Typically Found on FAFSA Worksheets?

Individual worksheets that aid in the completion of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA, include questions about income, household size and college costs, according to the U.S. Department of Education. The primary worksheet, entitled FAFSA on the Web, requests information about the student and the student's parents.

The FAFSA Parents' Income Estimator worksheet estimates the adjusted gross income of the applicant's parents if the applicant is a dependent and if the parents have not filed the previous year's federal tax return, notes FAFSA.ED.gov. The worksheet automatically calculates the adjusted gross income based on information entered by the applicant. After the parents' federal tax return completes processing, applicants must edit the FAFSA to reflect corrections.

The Household Size worksheet aids the applicant in determining how many qualifying people live in the household with the applicant, explains the website. The worksheet also assists in determining how many of the household members are supported by the applicant, explains the website.

The FAFSA on the Web worksheet requires details about the student's citizenship status, marital status and dependency status, as indicated on the worksheet. The worksheet also inquires about the applicant's finances, including adjusted gross income, government assistance benefits and untaxed income. If the applicant is a dependent, similar income information about the parents is required.

FAFSA worksheets are not submitted with the application, advises the website. The worksheets are provided as aids in the application process.