What information do you need for the FAFSA student financial aid application?


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To fill out a FAFSA application, you need a username and password, your Social Security number and the numbers of those who claim you as a dependent, and other financial and personal information. The FAFSA website provides help and tips to assist you through the process.

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The FAFSA application asks for your full name, date of birth, address and the amount of time you have lived at that particular address. Provide your driver's license number if you have one. When you record your Social Security number, take care to ensure that you have entered it accurately. If you do not have U.S. citizenship, you also need your Alien Registration number to complete the application.

FAFSA asks for certain information regarding your tax returns, including the IRS W-2. If you are married, you need the tax information of your spouse, and if you are a dependant, you need your parents' tax information.

You, and your parents if you are dependent, need to show records of any untaxed income as well. Applicants must also record any child support, interest income and veteran's education benefits.

FAFSA also asks you for the current value of your checking and savings accounts, stocks and bonds, investments and businesses.

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