Subject: 2018-2019 FAFSA: Things to Remember

FCEA Talent Search Program
FAFSA! FAFSA! Read All About It...
The 2018-2019 FAFSA filing season is just around the corner; here are a few things to keep in mind.
Important Things to Remember:
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  • The 2018-2019 FAFSA application will open October 1, 2017
  • Before you complete the FAFSA, be sure to create a FSA ID (If you are filing as a dependent student, your parents must create their own separate FSA ID)
  • You can complete your FAFSA online at

Before you complete the FAFSA, be sure to gather the following documents:

  • Your social security number 
  • Your parents' social security number (If you are a dependent student)
  • Your driver 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 yourself (and parents if you are a dependent student)
  • Records of untaxed income 
  • Information on cash; checking and savings account balances, investments, and assets for yourself (and your parents if you are a dependent student)
Not sure if you should include your parents' information on the FAFSA?

Everyone comes from different family backgrounds, which can cause confusion about whose information should be included on the FAFSA. Check out these frequently asked questions to get further clarity on whose information should be provided.

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Schedule an appointment with your Talent Search Program Coordinator to get assistance with completing and reviewing your FAFSA for accuracy.
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