FAFSA – Free Application For Student Aid
Bring the things you’ll need to complete your FAFSA
Go to: www.fafsa.ed.gov
(DO NOT USE fafsa.com, they charge $$$)
Get it DONE by March 1!
(you can do it after March 1, but the sooner the better for you!!!)
FAFSA DEADLINES DATES for 2017-2018
To be considered for federal student aid for the 2017-2018 award year, you can complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) between October 1, 2016 and midnight Central Time, June 30, 2018. Any corrections or updates must be submitted by midnight Central Time,September 15, 2018.
However, many states and colleges have earlier deadlines for applying for state and institutional financial aid. You can find your state’s deadline at https://fafsa.ed.gov/deadlines.htm. Check with your college about its deadlines.
Because of the variation in state and college deadlines, it is highly recommended that you fill out the FAFSA as soon as you can after October 1 to ensure that you do not miss out on available aid.
EVERY HIGH SCHOOL SENIOR SHOULD COMPLETE THE FAFSA. IT MAY CHANGE YOUR LIFE FOR THE BETTER!!!!!! FREE HELP COMPLETING YOUR FAFSA
Financial Aid Information – Iowa College Access Network (ICAN)
- ICAN website for Davenport, IA
- Davenport Location: St. Ambrose University North Davenport Education Center 1950 E 54th Street, Davenport, IA 52807
- Contact Lupe Hernandez at ghernandez@ICANsucceed.org or at 319-423-7702
Ways to complete your FAFSA:
1) Ask someone at your school to help you.
2) Ask a friend who is in college to help you.
3) Ask your counselor for advice on who can help.
4) Call 563-336-3832 if you need help finding someone to help you complete your FAFSA.
5) Find and attend a FAFSA event scheduled in the community.
6) Check out www.iowacgs.org for College Goal Sunday info dates and locations across Iowa
What to Bring
Parents and students should bring their latest tax information and/or last pay stub from the previous year in order to complete the form.
- Social Security Number (can be found on Social Security card)
- Driver’s license (if any)
- W-2 Forms for the previous year and other records of money earned
- Your (and your spouse’s, if you are married) most recent Federal Income Tax Return:
- IRS Form 1040,
- foreign tax return, or
- tax return for Puerto Rico, Guam, American Samoa, the U.S. Virgin Islands, the Marshall Islands, the Federated States of Micronesia.
- Parent’s Federal Income Tax Return for the previous year (if you are a dependent student as defined by federal criteria)
- Untaxed income records for the previous year:
- Social Security,
- Temporary Assistance to Needy Families,
- welfare, or
- Veteran’s benefits.
- Current bank statements
- Current business and investment mortgage information, business and farm records, stock, bond, and other investment records
- Documentation that you are a U.S. permanent resident or other eligible noncitizen.