What information do I need in order to complete the FAFSA?

The FAFSA will ask for specific tax information. Therefore, you will need to be prepared to enter information that can be found on the following items:

  • Your (and your parents', if you are a dependent student) 1040 tax forms from last year. For example, if you are going to be entering school anytime during the 2011-2012 school year, you will need to obtain your 1040 tax forms from the year 2010.
  • Any W2 forms from your employer (and your parents’ employer, if you are a dependent student) from last year.