What do I need to complete my Financial Aid applications?

To apply for the FALL 2015 - SPRING 2016 academic year (July 1, 2015 - June 30, 2016) FAFSA and TAP applications, you will need the following information that apply to you and/or parents:

Independent & Dependent students:

  • Your PIN number (www.pin.ed.gov)
  • Your Social Security number
  • Date of marriage/separation/widowed
  • Alien Registration/Permanent Resident Number (if you are not a U.S. citizen)
  • 2014 Federal tax forms (1040/1040A/1040EZPDF) & W2 formsPDF forms for yourself, for your spouse if you are married
  • 2014 New York State tax forms (IT-201PDF) for NY state tax filers
  • 2014 Income from:
    • Self-employment (If income = at least $10,000, tax filing is required)
    • Amount given from other person (such as a relative) for living and personal expenses
    • Support given for child from non-custodial parent such as child support
  • 2014 Unemployment income
  • 2014 Untaxed income, such as Social Security benefits, Temporary Assistance for Needy Family (TANF), Veterans benefits
  • Recent Savings & Checking accounts, Investments, Business and Farm assets

Dependent students will also need:

  • Parents’ PIN number (www.pin.ed.gov)
  • Parents’ Social Security numbers
  • Parents’ date of birth
  • Date parents were married/separated/widowed
  • Parents’ 2014 Federal tax forms (1040/1040A/1040EZPDF) & W2 formsPDF forms
  • Parents’ 2014 New York State tax forms (IT-201PDF) for NY state tax filers
  • Parents’ 2014 Income from:
    • Self-employment (If income = at least $10,000, tax filing is required)
    • Amount given to parent from other person (such as a relative) for living and personal expenses
    • Support given to parent for child from non-custodial parent such as child support
  • Parents’ 2014 unemployment income
  • Parents’ 2014 untaxed income, such as Social Security benefits, Temporary Assistance for Needy Family (TANF), Veterans benefits
  • Parents’ information on Recent Savings & Checking accounts, Investments, Business and Farm assets

NOTE: INCOME TAX FILERS SHOULD WAIT APPROXIMATELY 2-3 WEEKS AFTER THEIR TAXES HAVE BEEN ELECTRONICALLY FILED TO APPLY FOR FINANCIAL SO THAT IRS DATA CAN BE LINKED TO THE FAFSA APPLICATION. WE RECOMMEND THAT YOU APPLY AS EARLY AS POSSIBLE TO AVOID DELAYS AND TO GIVE YOURSELF TIME TO RESOLVE FURTHER REQUESTED ADDITIONAL INFORMATION.

If you need to make corrections, we strongly advise you to submit the changes at the Financial Aid office located in the Lower Level of the Savoy Manor/D-Building room B112-115, during office hours.  You will need to bring the documents mentioned above with you.

If you need help completing a FAFSA application, visit our Financial Aid Microlab located in room B102.  You will need to bring the documents mentioned above with you.

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