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Completing the FAFSA

What is the FAFSA® form?
Colleges and career schools use the FAFSA form to determine how much financial aid you're eligible to receive, which could include grants, scholarships, work-study funds, and loans.

You must apply for aid every year, but with the right information in hand, it's easy.


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Who should complete the FAFSA® form?
Any student, regardless of income, who wants to be considered for federal, state, and school financial aid programs. This includes grants, scholarships, work-study funds, and loans.

How long will it take?
It takes most people less than one hour to fill out the FAFSA form, including gathering any personal documents and financial information needed to complete it.

What do I need?
Verified account username and password (FSA ID)
Parent or spouse contributor name, date of birth, Social Security number, and email address
Income and asset information (if required)


The Student Aid & Scholarships Office has partnered with the Metropolitan Development Council and the Education Opportunity Center (EOC) to provide assistance to our students to complete the FAFSA/WASFA.

Things EOC can assist with:

  • Get answers to your education-related questions.
  • Find and apply to a college program that is the best fit for you.
  • Explore career options through career assessments and career information resources.
  • Apply for financial aid to pay for college. (FAFSA application assistance).
  • Receive help paying for ACCUPLACER test and admissions application fees. (Income contingent).
  • Discover options for navigating student-loan default issues.

Please have the following items with you for your appointment:

  • Federal Student Aid ID username and password
    • If you don't have one yet, create your FAFSA ID at
      • Both student and parent must have a FAFSA ID if you are a dependent student.
  • W2's and 1040 tax documents for yourself and/or your parents
  • Documentation of any untaxed income the household receives


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