Dependent students need to provide information about their legal parent(s) on their FAFSA application. Completing the FAFSA application is vital to determining your EFC (expected family contribution) and possible financial aid available. Many schools also want to know your EFC prior to distributing merit aid. So…who is your legal parent? A legal parent is your … Continue reading Who Counts as a Parent on FAFSA?
Using the IRS Data Retrieval Tool for the FAFSA What is the IRS Data Retrieval Tool? When applying for FAFSA, the government prompts you to enter your family income and assets. The forms need to be precise, so there’s no room for guesswork. Therefore, the information you enter must match your taxes exactly. That’s where the … Continue reading Changes to the IRS Data Retrieval Tool
FAFSA Filing Available October 1st October 1 is the first day that anyone expecting to apply for financial aid can access, complete, and submit the FAFSA and CSS/PROFILE. Jeff Levy, of Personal College Admissions, a California college consulting firm, provides some excellent information re the FAFSA filing that I have included below. Don’t forget our Net College … Continue reading FAFSA Filing Available October 1st