It’s the only way to apply for ALL federal and most state financial aid.
This includes Pell grants, work-study programs, federal student loans, and many state grants
and scholarships. Some private scholarships may require the FAFSA to be completed as well.
What if the student has a full-ride scholarship or savings prepared to pay for
Filing the FAFSA is a good backup plan to cover unexpected expenses. Many scholarships,
including the Utah Opportunity Scholarship, require students to file the FAFSA as part of the
Students never know what financial aid they might end up getting!
Many students file the FAFSA and are surprised to find they qualify for a grant, work-study, or a
It’s not as difficult as many students may think.
Students can access the FAFSA at fafsa.gov or through the “myStudentAid” Mobile App. Both of
these provide tooltips in every section, as well as online chat, phone help, and a frequently asked
questions section. Students can also attend a USHE-sponsored FAFSA Completion Open House
(Tuesday, October 5, 2021 at MHS) or talk to DeeAnn in the Career Center. It is easy to contact the financial aid office at the college or university a student wants to attend and they should ask for school-specific financial aid information.
Students aren’t required to accept loans.
The FAFSA is just an application, and even if students qualify for different types of aid, they can
always decline any offers.
There’s no reason not to file the FAFSA every year they’re in college... It’s FREE!
To complete the 2022-2023 FAFSA, you will need this info:
Student’s and parent(s)’ Social Security card (if their parent does not have one, that is
Student’s I-9 paperwork or Permanent Resident Card (if the student has one. Typically
this applies to refugee or asylee students)
Student’s driver’s license (if the student has one)
Student’s and parent(s)’ 2020 W-2 forms and other records of taxed income*
Student’s and parent(s)’ 2020 Federal Income Tax Return**
Student’s and parent(s)’ current bank statements
Student’s and parent(s)’ 2020 untaxed income records
Student’s and parent(s)’ current business & investment, property mortgage information, business and farm, stocks, bonds, and other investment records.***
* If you were gainfully employed.
** If you filed an income tax return. IRS 1040, 1040A, 1040EZ, Foreign Tax Return, or Tax
Return from Puerto Rico, Guam, American Samoa, the U.S. Virgin Islands, the Marshall
Islands, the Federated States of Micronesia, or Palau.
***Stocks, bonds, and other investments designated for retirement (such as those found in a
401(k) or IRA) are not reported on the FAFSA. The value of businesses with fewer than 100 FTE
employees is also not reported on the FAFSA.
KEEP THESE RECORDS! You may need them again. Do NOT mail your records to
Federal Student Aid.
Lo que necesitarás para completar la FAFSA 2022-2023
Tarjeta de Seguro Social*
Registro de extranjero o tarjeta de residente permanente (si es aplicable)
Licencia de conducir (si es aplicable)
Formularios W-2 del 2020 y otros registros de ingresos
Declaración Federal de Impuestos 2020** (para ti y tu cónyuge)
La Declaración de Impuestos Federales de 2020 de tus padres, si eres un estudiante dependiente
Tus estados de cuenta bancarios actuales
Tus registros de ingresos libres de impuestos de 2020
Información actual de hipotecas de negocios e inversiones, granjas, acciones, bonos y otros registros de inversión
*Ingresar tu Número de Seguro Social correctamente es muy importante
**IRS 1040, declaración de impuestos en el extranjero o declaración de impuestos para
Puerto Rico, Guam, Samoa Americana, las Islas Vírgenes de los EE. UU., las Islas Marshall,
los Estados Federados de Micronesia o Palaos
¡GUARDA ESTOS REGISTROS! Es posible que los necesites nuevamente. NO
envíes tus registros a la Ayuda Federal para Estudiantes.