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If a student’s parent cannot create an FSA ID because they do not have a social security number, they can enter 000-00-0000 in their FAFSA form then print, sign, and mail in the parent signature page. You can still fill out the FAFSA form without a SSN.

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What if my parent doesn’t have a Social Security number?

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If your last name doesn’t fit in the allowed space, submit as much as you can and it will be accepted.

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Males must be registered for Selective Service to submit a FAFSA application. If you are male under 18 that has not registered for Selective Service, select yes and once you turn 18 you will be registered and a Selective Service card will be mailed to you.

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Do I need to register for selective service?

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If you have more than one child who will be in college next year, on the confirmation page of your FAFSA application, next to the green arrow will be, “Does your brother or sister need to complete a FAFSA?” by clicking the link it will transfer all of the parents’ information to the next application for siblings also attending college. This option is only available on the confirmation page and will not allow you to come back later to transfer.

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Can I submit one FAFSA for all my children going to college?

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A mobile phone number cannot be used with more than one FSA ID. Emails used for the FSA ID need to be different. If you only have one email, the parent can proceed creating a FSA ID without one.

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If you are applying to more than 10 schools, submit your FAFSA then return to the form, remove a school and replace it with another one. The school that you had removed will still receive your FAFSA form.

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What do I do if I want to submit to more than 10 colleges?

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Financial aid is money to supplement what you and your family can afford to pay for your education. It may be used for tuition, fees, books, supplies, room, meal plans, and other educational expenses.

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Eligibility for financial aid depends on several factors, such as your personal and family income and the school's cost. To receive financial aid, you must meet the following criteria:
  • Be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen.
  • Be enrolled or accepted for enrollment on at least a half-time basis in a program leading to a certificate or degree at an eligible school.
  • Demonstrate financial need for need-based aid programs, not be in default or owe a refund on any federal aid program.
  • Maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress – requirements for this can be found at your school’s financial aid office. 
  • If required, register with Selective Service.

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How do I know if I am eligible for financial aid?

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The application takes an average of 30 minutes or less to complete and will go faster if all of your documents and information is gathered and prepared in advance.

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Student financial aid is awarded based on the following equation:
  • Total Cost of Attendance – This is developed by each individual school which includes: tuition, fees, room and board, books, supplies, transportation, personal expenses, etc.
  • Expected Family Contribution- This is determined by the FAFSA
  • Other Financial Assistance
  • Student Financial Need

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The FAFSA is also the main application used to determine eligibility for work-study programs where students can fund their education by part-time employment at participating educational institutions. All federal grant programs also use the FAFSA to determine eligibility and some scholarships also use the form.

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What other programs is the FAFSA used for?

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If you are undocumented or a DACA student, you can find more information here.

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Need help determining parental statuses for the FAFSA? Learn more here.

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