“How are you paying for
Guest Speaker – Dave Woodward, Ripon College
Director of Financial Aid
Monday, October 3
Filling out the FAFSA® can be a straightforward and easy process. The online FAFSA at fafsa.gov will guide you through the application; click on the “Start A New FAFSA” button on the home page, and just follow the directions on the screen. Here are some tips to help you along the way.
Getting an FSA ID
Gathering the Documents Needed to Apply
Starting Your FAFSA® and Providing Your Basic Personal Information
Listing Colleges and/or Career Schools
Determining Your Dependency Status
Reporting Parents’ Information
Providing Financial Information (Before or After Filing Taxes)
Determining When Tax Information Will Be Available Via the IRS Data Retrieval Tool (IRS DRT)
Signing and Submitting the FAFSA
Taking the Next Steps
What is an FSA ID?
An FSA ID is a username and password that you must use to log in to certain U.S. Department of Education (ED) websites. Your FSA ID identifies you as someone who has the right to access your own personal information on ED websites such as the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) at fafsa.gov.
If you are a parent of a dependent student, you will need your own FSA ID if you want to sign your child's FAFSA electronically. If you have more than one child attending college, you can use the same FSA ID to sign all applications. Please note: Each FSA ID user must have a unique e-mail address.
NOTE: Students should not use their school email address when creating an FSA ID. The school email address will expire upon graduation.