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Generate Your 2017-2018 Financial Aid Checklist


The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is used to apply for federal and state financial aid. You should file a FAFSA as soon as possible after October 1, 2016. If you or your parents have not completed your 2015 tax return, you can file your FAFSA using estimated tax information but you must correct that information after you file your return. By answering the questions below, a custom checklist of items required to complete the FAFSA will be generated.


1. Were you born before January 1, 1994? (required)
2. Are you married? (required)
3. Will you be working on a master’s or doctoral degree at the beginning of the 2017-18 school year? (required)
4. Are you a veteran of the U.S. Armed Forces or currently serving on active duty? (required)
5. Do you have children who will receive more than half of their support from you? (required)
6. Do you have any dependents (other than a child or spouse) who live with you and who receive more than half of their support from you? (required)
7. At any time since you turned age 13, were both your parents deceased, were you in foster care, or were you a dependent or ward of the court? (required)
8. Are you or were you an emancipated minor as determined by a court in your state of legal residence? (required)
9. Are you or were you in legal guardianship as determined by a court in your state of legal residence? (required)
10. At any time on or after July 1, 2016, did your high school or school district homeless liaison determine that you were an unaccompanied youth who was homeless? (required)
11. At any time on or after July 1, 2016, did the director of an emergency shelter or transitional housing program funded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development determine that you were an unaccompanied youth who was homeless? (required)
12. At any time on or after July 1, 2016, did the director of a runaway or homeless youth basic center or transitional living program determine that you were an unaccompanied youth who was homeless or who was self-supporting and at risk of being homeless? (required)