Documents for Financial Aid Application Process

Documents/Information needed to complete FAFSA and CSS Profile (if applicable)

Social Security Card (Student)

W-2’s, 1099 Forms, year-end pay stub, records of earnings (untaxed and taxed)

Driver License Number of Student (if applicable)

Primary Residence Value and Mortgage Information (only required on CSS Profile From, if applicable)

Bank Statements

Investment Statements

Business/Farm/Other Real Estate information

Tax Returns, when available,

or refer to previous year returns

Documents Needed After Completed Application

Tax Transcripts, if requested

CSS Profile Form Acknowledgment (if applicable)

Student Aid Report (FAFSA Confirmation)

Verification Forms (if requested)

These documents provide a helpful reference when applying for financial aid. For more information on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) click on this link.

See other related articles about the FAFSA including:

Who Should Complete the FAFSA

FAFSA Timing and Helpful Tips

Student Aid Report

Correct FAFSA Website

Federal Aid Verification

College Goal Sunday

For more detailed information on the college financial aid application process, check out Financial Aid Sense.

"Financial Aid Resource Book"


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