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Have questions about filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)? We have answers, plus tips designed to save you time and stress.
What is the FAFSA?
The FAFSA is an application used to collect information to determine your eligibility for financial aid awards.
What information will be collected?
The FAFSA has four main sections of required information:
Additional information collected includes the college you attend and your housing plans.
Your signature is required (as is your parent’s if you are dependent). Your signature for the online FAFSA is the Federal Student Aid ID (FSA ID). The FSA ID, which includes a username and password, replaces the FSA PIN you may be familiar with.
When can you file your FAFSA?
How do you file your FAFSA (apply for financial aid)?
Why should you file online?
What are the Federal School Codes for the colleges of DCCCD?
Special Notes About Email Addresses
Facts About Tax Information (IRS Data Retrieval)
While you are online filling out your FAFSA, you can choose to use the new IRS Data Retrieval feature. We encourage you to use this process in order to simplify the Verification process.
How do you and/or the school get your FAFSA information?
If you are selected for Verification, you must complete the Verification process. If you do not finish the Verification process, we cannot calculate your financial aid eligibility. Get more information on our Verification page.
Important Items to Review