This video from the Trellis Company provides step-by-step instructions for completing the 2020-2021 FAFSA. Before you get started, be sure you have the following:
- A FSA ID. Both the student and parent need an FSA ID. Please visit the FSA ID site to create your FSA ID.
- Social security number
- Prior year federal tax returns (student and parent)
- Sources of untaxed income (TANF, Social Security benefits, child support received and paid)
- Alien Registration Card (if not a U.S. citizen)
Note: You or your parents may be able to use the IRS Data Retrieval System to transfer your income tax information which will make the process even easier!