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FAFSA® Application | Federal Student Aid

Open Date: December 1
Texas Deadline Date: January 15
For priority consideration, submit your application by January 15. Additional forms may be required. Private and two-year institutions may have different deadlines. Check with your college's financial aid administrator.
College Deadline Date: Check with the College.
Visit the school’s website or contact its financial aid office. School deadlines are usually early in the year, often in February or March, although some are even earlier.
Federal Deadline Date: June 30
The FAFSA form must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. Central time (CT) on June 30. Any corrections or updates must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. CT on Sept. 10.
Documents Needed to Apply:
The FAFSA questions ask for information about you (your name, date of birth, address, etc.) and about your financial situation. Depending on your circumstances (for instance, whether you’re a U.S. citizen or what tax form you used), you might need the following information or documents as you fill out the FAFSA application:
  • Your Social Security number (it’s important that you enter it correctly on the FAFSA form!)
  • Your parents’ Social Security numbers if you are a dependent student
  • Your driver’s license number if you have one
  • Your Alien Registration number if you are not a U.S. citizen
  • Federal tax information or tax returns including IRS W-2 information, for you (and your spouse, if you are married), and for your parents if you are a dependent student:
    • IRS 1040
    • Foreign tax return or IRS 1040NR
    • Tax return for Puerto Rico, Guam, American Samoa, the U.S. Virgin Islands, the Marshall Islands, the Federated States of Micronesia, or Palau
    • Records of your untaxed income, such as child support received, interest income, and veterans noneducation benefits, for you, and for your parents if you are a dependent student
    • Information on cash; savings and checking account balances; investments, including stocks and bonds and real estate (but not including the home in which you live); and business and farm assets for you, and for your parents if you are a dependent student
Keep these records! You may need them again. Do not mail your records to FAFSA.