The journey toward helping you select a college is more than just about choosing the right institution, it's also about understanding the financial options available to you. To navigate the new FAFSA process, we have compiled the six items you need to complete the FAFSA in a timely manner. 

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Here’s a checklist of everything you need to fill out, sign and submit the FAFSA:

1. Your FSA ID

An FSA ID. Your FSA ID allows you to log in to your account, sign the FAFSA and make changes or add schools. You and your parent must create separate FSA IDs.

2. Your Social Security Number

You and your parent’s Social Security or Alien Registration number. Here’s what to do if your parent doesn’t have a Social Security number.

3. Your Driver's License Number

If you don't have a driver's license don't worry, you can skip this resource.

4. Your Federal Income Tax Return

You and your parent’s federal income tax returns and W-2s from 2021 (you might be able to use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool to import this data!).

5. Bank statement

If applicable, other records of money earned and records of investments and untaxed income.

If you can't find these materials right away: you can start the FAFSA and come back as many times as you need to update information or add schools. The important thing is for you to get started!

Want to know more? Look at this worksheet to get a sneak preview of what the form looks like and the questions it asks, and check out the FAFSA YouTube channel for step-by-step instructions on creating an FSA ID and filling out the form. Student Financial Services will help you with any questions you have at any time in the process, so don’t hesitate to contact them as well.

Virtual Financial Aid Information Session

At St. Edward's University, nearly every student receives scholarships and grants they don't have to pay back. But every year, some students miss out on making college more affordable because they never completed the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Join us for this Virtual Financial Aid Information Session on Wednesday, February 21, hosted by our knowledgeable financial aid team, you will learn all about the FAFSA and financial aid process and the value of a St. Edward's University education.

Contact Us

Office of Student Financial Services
512-448-8523 or 800-555-0164