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Renewal FAFSA Form/Instructions

AwardYear: 1997-98
Type: Renewal FAFSA Form/Instructions




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Renewal Free Application for Federal Student Aid
1997-98 School Year

You can use this RENEWAL APPLICATION (Renewal FAFSA) to
apply for certain Federal student financial aid programs. This form
is faster and easier for you to use than the Free Application for
Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).


The Renewal Application contains preprinted information that you
reported to us for the 1996-97 school year. Enter new or updated
information in the 1997-98 column if your previous answer has
changed or was incorrect. For questions with arrows and "Enter
Correct Data" pointing to the 1997-98 column, you MUST give us
new information.

When You Fill Out This Form

You must use a pen with black or dark ink, or a #2 pencil.
* Fill in ovals completely. If you make a mistake, erase completely
or use white-out. Do not X through an oval.
* Do not write comments or notes in the margins. They will be
ignored and may interfere with processing.
* To delete a 1996-97 answer, draw a straight line through the
1997-98 boxes or ovals for the answer you want to delete.
* Round off all figures to the nearest dollar.
* On the form, MM-DD-CCYY means "month-day-century-year."
Most dates have the century "19" preprinted. For November 7,
1974, write in 11 07 19 74. Graduation dates might be after the
year 2000. For April 23, 2003, write in 04 23 2003.
* The "school year" means the period from July 1, 1997 to June 30,
1998. If you apply to more than one college, answer the
questions about enrollment with your plans for your first-choice
college.
* Do not include notes, tax forms, or letters except for special
signature documents. Check with your financial aid administrator
if you have unusual circumstances.

State and College Student Financial Aid

Information from the Renewal Application will be used to apply for
Federal aid, and will also be used by most states and some colleges
as a basic application for state and college aid. However, some state
and college aid programs may require additional information.
Contact your state scholarship/grant agency or college financial aid
administrator to find out if you need an additional form to apply for
aid from your state or college, and what types of aid you might be
eligible for. States and colleges may also have different deadlines--
see page 10 for state deadlines.

WARNING: You must fill out this form accurately. The information
that you supply can be checked by your college, your state, or by the
U.S. Department of Education.

You may be asked to provide U.S. income tax returns, the
worksheets in this booklet, and other information. If you can't or
don't provide these records to your college, you may not get Federal
student aid. If you get Federal student aid based on incorrect
information, you will have to pay it back; you may also have to pay
fines and fees. If you purposely give false or misleading information
on your application, you may be fined $10,000, sent to prison, or
both.

DEADLINES

FEDERAL STUDENT AID JANUARY 1, 1997 TO JUNE 30, 1998
You should apply as early as possible but NOT BEFORE
JANUARY 1, 1997. Mailing in your form is only the first step in
applying for Federal student aid. THIS FORM CAN NOT BE
PROCESSED AFTER JUNE 30, 1998.

FOR STATE STUDENT AID SEE PAGE 10.
STATE DEADLINES MAY BE EARLIER THAN THE FEDERAL
DEADLINE. Your state may also require an additional form. Check
the requirements and deadlines.

FOR COLLEGE AID CHECK WITH YOUR FINANCIAL AID
OFFICE. Colleges may have their own deadlines and applications
for awarding student aid.

Although other people may help fill out this form, it is about you, the
student. The words "you" and "your" always mean the student. The
word "college" means a college, university, graduate or professional
school, community college, vocational or technical school, or any
other school beyond high school.

Records You Will Need

Student's driver's license and social security card
W-2 forms and other records of money earned in 1996
1996 U.S. income tax return (IRS Form 1040, 1040A, or
1040EZ.) If you haven't completed your tax return, see page 6.
Records of untaxed income, such as welfare, social security,
AFDC or ADC, or veterans benefits
Current bank statements
Current mortgage information
Business and farm records
Records of stocks, bonds, and other investments

Keep these records! You may need them again.

Be sure to read Information on the Privacy Act and Use of Your
Social Security Number on page 12.

For more information on applying, see What Happens Next? on
page 10.


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ABBREVIATED INSTRUCTIONS

Section C: Codes

29 Your course of study in 1997-98
02 Architecture
03 Biological sciences (biology, zoology, etc.)
04 Business management and administrative services (mktg.,
mgmt., bkkp., acct.,
05 Communications (journalism, advertising, etc.)
06 Computer sciences
07 Education
08 Engineering
09 English language/literature
10 Fine and performing arts
11 Foreign languages/literatures
12 Health profession (except nursing)
13 Home economics
14 Law
15 Liberal arts
16 Library sciences
17 Mathematics (includes statistics)
18 Nursing
19 Personal and miscellaneous services (cosmetology, culinary
arts, massage, etc.)
20 Philosophy
21 Physical sciences (chemistry, physics, geology, etc.)
22 Social sciences and history (includes economics, geography,
political science)
23 Psychology
24 Theological studies and religious vocations
25 Vocational/technical (construction, mechanical,
transportation, etc.)
26 Wildlife, forestry, or marine sciences
27 Other/undecided
30. Type of college degree or certificate you expect to receive
1 Certificate or diploma for completing an occupational,
technical, or educational program (less than two-year program)
2 Certificate or diploma for completing an occupational,
technical, or educational program (at least two-year program)
3 Associate degree (at least two-year degree)
4 1st bachelor's degree
5 2nd bachelor's degree
6 Teaching credential program (non-degree program)
7 Graduate or professional degree
8 Other/undecided

Section F: 1996 IRS Tax Forms-- Line # References
54. & 66.
1996 Number of Exemptions Claimed
Form 1040--line 6d
Form 1040A--line 6d
Form 1040EZ--see Complete Instructions, pages 6 & 7

55. & 67.
1996 Adjusted Gross Income
Form 1040--line 31
Form 1040A--line 16
Form 1040EZ--line 4

56. & 68.
1996 U.S. income taxes paid
Form 1040--line 44
Form 1040A--line 25
Form 1040EZ--line 10

57-58.
1996 income earned from work

69-70.
Form 1040--line 7
Form 1040A--line 7
Form 1040EZ--line 1

PLUS income from owning business or farm:
Form 1040--lines 12 and 18

59. & 71.
Earned Income Credit
Form 1040--line 54
Form 1040A--line 29c
Form 1040EZ--line 8

63. & 75.
Other untaxed income
See Worksheet #2, Complete Instructions, page 11

64. & 76.
1996 Total from Worksheet #3
See Worksheet #3, Complete Instructions, page 12

Section H: Housing Codes

93-103. Your expected housing status in college
1 On-campus
2 Off-campus
3 With parent(s)
4 With relative(s) other than parent(s)


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COMPLETE INSTRUCTIONS

1) Questions showing 1996-97 information: If the information is
correct and complete, you may skip the question. Otherwise, write
the correct answer in the boxes or ovals for 1997-98 data. Preprinted
information that you do not change on this form will be carried
forward, processed, and printed on your 1997-98 Student Aid Report
(SAR) and will affect your eligibility for student aid.

2) Questions with arrows and "Enter Correct Data": You MUST
provide new answers to these questions. For some students, it is not
necessary to give parents' information (see Section D),
but everyone must answer the student questions. If the answer is
"none" or "zero," write a zero in the answer space.

Special Instructions. If you file a Puerto Rico or foreign tax return,
see page 9. If you are a Native American or a citizen of the
Federated States of Micronesia, the Marshall Islands, or Palau, see
the special instructions on page 9.


Section A: You (the student)

Review and correct, if necessary, the questions in Section A.

1-3. Use your proper name, not a nickname. Your name and social
security number (SSN) should match your social security card. If
they do not, you should update your social security information.

4-7. Write in your permanent mailing address. Use the state/country
abbreviations list below.

State/Country Abbreviations

AL Alabama
AK Alaska
AS American Samoa
AZ Arizona
AR Arkansas
CA California
CO Colorado
CT Connecticut
DE Delaware
DC District of Columbia
FL Florida
GA Georgia
GU Guam
HI Hawaii
ID Idaho
IL Illinois
IN Indiana
IA Iowa
KS Kansas
KY Kentucky
LA Louisiana
ME Maine
MD Maryland
MA Massachusetts
MI Michigan
MN Minnesota
MS Mississippi
MO Missouri
MT Montana
NE Nebraska
NV Nevada
NH New Hampshire
NJ New Jersey
NM New Mexico
NY New York
NC North Carolina
ND North Dakota
OH Ohio
OK Oklahoma
OR Oregon
PA Pennsylvania
PR Puerto Rico
RI Rhode Island
SC South Carolina
SD South Dakota
TN Tennessee
TX Texas
UT Utah
VT Vermont
VI Virgin Islands
VA Virginia
WA Washington
WV West Virginia
WI Wisconsin
WY Wyoming
FM Federated States of Micronesia
MH Marshall Islands
MP Northern Mariana Islands
PW Palau

8. If the social security number printed on this form is not correct,
enter the correct number. The Privacy Act statement on page 12
gives information about your protection and how your social security
number can be used.

11. Write in the two-letter abbreviation for your current
state/country of legal residence. If you moved into a state for the
sole purpose of attending a college, do not count that state as your
legal residence.

12. Write in the date you became a legal resident of the state you
listed in question 11. If you don't know the exact day that you
became a legal resident, enter the month and/or the year.

13-14. Write in your driver's license state abbreviation and number.
If you do not have a driver's license, write "None" in the space for
license number.

15. Fill in the oval that indicates your citizenship status.

16. Review or correct your eight-or nine-digit Alien Registration
Number if you are one of the following:

U.S. permanent resident, and you have an Alien Registration
Receipt Card (I-151 or I-551).
Conditional permanent resident (I-151C).
Family unity status recipient (I-797) with approved immigrant
visa.
Other eligible noncitizen with an Arrival-Departure Record (I-94)
from the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service showing
any one of the following designations:
(a) "Refugee,"
(b) "Asylum Granted,"
(c) "Indefinite Parole" and/or "Humanitarian Parole,"
Other eligible noncitizen with a Temporary Resident Card (I-688).

17. Fill in the oval that indicates your (the student's) marital status as
of today.

18. Write in the date that you were married, widowed, separated, or
divorced. If you are divorced, use the earlier date of either your
separation or your divorce.

19. Answer "Yes" if you already have a bachelor's degree or will
have one by July 1, 1997. Also answer "Yes" if you have or will
have a degree from a university in another country that is equal to a
bachelor's degree. Otherwise answer "No."


Section B: Education Background

Review and correct, if necessary, the questions in Section B.

20-21. Write in one date: either the month and year that you
graduated from high school, or the month and year that you earned
or expect to earn a certificate or diploma through the General
Education Development (GED) program.

Pennsylvania residents only. Leave both dates blank if you received
a military GED, a foreign high school diploma, a home study
diploma, or a correspondence school diploma.

22-23. These questions are for state scholarship purposes only, and
do not affect your eligibility for Federal student aid. For these
questions only "father" and "mother" mean your birth parents, or
your adoptive parents, or legal guardian, not your foster parents or
stepparents. Fill in the oval that represents the highest educational
level or grade level completed by each parent.


Section C: Your Plans

Review and correct, if necessary, the questions in Section C.

24-28. Fill in the oval for your expected enrollment status in college
for each term for the 1997-98 school year.

For a nonterm or clock-hour institution, enter your enrollment status
for the term(s) that most closely match your period of attendance.


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29. Write in the two-digit code for your course of study.

Course of Study Code List

02 Architecture
03 Biological sciences (biology, zoology, etc.)
04 Business management and administrative services (mktg.,
mgmt., bkkp., acct., etc.)
05 Communications (journalism, advertising, etc.)
06 Computer science
07 Education
08 Engineering
09 English language/literature
10 Fine and performing arts
11 Foreign languages/literatures
12 Health profession (except nursing)
13 Home economics
14 Law
15 Liberal arts
16 Library sciences
17 Mathematics (includes statistics)
18 Nursing
19 Personal and miscellaneous services (cosmetology,
culinary arts, massage, etc.)
20 Philosophy
21 Physical sciences (chemistry, physics, geology, etc.)
22 Social sciences and history (includes economics, geography,
political science)
23 Psychology
24 Theological studies and religious vocations
25 Vocational/technical (construction, mechanical,
transportation, etc.)
26 Wildlife, forestry, or marine sciences
27 Other/undecided

30-31. Write in the one-digit code for the type of college degree or
certificate you expect to receive. Then write the date that you expect
to receive your degree or certificate. If your expected completion
date is the year 2000 or later, write in all four digits for the year.

Degree/Certificate Code List

1 Certificate or diploma for completing an occupational, technical,
or educational program (less than two-year program)
2 Certificate or diploma for completing an occupational, technical,
or educational program (at least two-year program)
3 Associate degree (at least two-year degree)
4 1st bachelor's degree
5 2nd bachelor's degree
6 Teaching credential program (non-degree program)
7 Graduate or professional degree
8 Other/undecided

32. Fill in the oval indicating your grade level in college from July 1,
1997 through June 30, 1998. "Grade level" does not mean the
number of years you have attended college, but your grade level in
regard to completing your degree/certificate. A student who is not
enrolled full-time will require more years to reach the same grade
level as a full-time student.

33-35. Fill in "Yes" or "No" to indicate whether you are interested in
student employment (work-study programs) or in student loans.
Your parents, not you the student, would apply for a parent loan for
students. Answering "Yes" does not obligate you or your parents to
accept a loan or other student aid, nor does it guarantee that you will
receive aid.

36. Fill in "Yes" if you are or were in college and plan to attend that
same college in 1997-98.

37. Review and correct if necessary the number of people in your
household for whom you will pay dependent care expenses (child
care or elder care) from July 1, 1997 through June 30, 1998.

38. Write in the amount of veterans education benefits you, the
student, expect to get per month from July 1, 1997 through June 30,
1998. The benefits you should write in include, but are not limited
to, these programs: Selective Reserve Pay (Montgomery GI Bill-
Chapter 106), New GI Bill (Montgomery GI Bill-Chapter 30), Post-
Vietnam Veterans Educational Assistance Program [VEAP] (Chapter
32), Vocational Rehabilitation (Chapter 31), REPS (Restored
Entitlement Benefits for Survivors-Section 156), Educational
Assistance Program (Chapter 107), and Dependents Educational
Assistance Program (Chapter 35).

Don't include Death Pension or Dependency & Indemnity
Compensation (DIC).

39. Write in the number of months from July 1, 1997 through June
30, 1998 that you expect to get these benefits.


Section D: Student Status

Review and correct, if necessary, the questions in Section D.

41. Answer "Yes" if you:

have engaged in active service in the U.S. Army, Navy, Air Force,
Marines or Coast Guard, or were a cadet or midshipman at one of
the service academies, and were released under a condition other
than dishonorable; or are not a veteran now but will be one by
June 30, 1998.

Answer "No" if you:

never served in the U.S. Armed Forces,
are only an ROTC student,
are currently a cadet or midshipman at a service academy,
are only a National Guard or Reserves enlistee and were not
activated for duty, or
are currently serving in the U.S. Armed Forces, and will continue
to serve through June 30, 1998.

42. Answer "Yes" if you will be enrolled in a graduate or
professional program (a course of study beyond a bachelor's degree)
in the first term of 1997-98. If your graduate status will change
during the school year, see your financial aid administrator.

43. Answer "Yes" if you are legally married as of today. Also,
answer "Yes" if you are separated. "Married" does not mean living
together unless your state recognizes your relationship as a common
law marriage.

44. Answer "Yes" if (1) you are currently a ward of the court, or
were a ward of the court until age 18, or (2) both your parents are
dead and you don't have an adoptive parent or legal guardian. For a
definition of "legal guardian," see page 9.

45. Answer "Yes" if you have any children who get more than half
of their support from you. Also answer "Yes" if other people (not
your spouse) live with you and get more than half of their support
from you and will continue to get that support during the 1997-98
school year.


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Important Instructions for Sections E, F, and H

If you answered "No" to every one of the questions in Section D,
skip questions 46 and 47 in Section E. Review and complete as
necessary the parents' areas (marked with a shaded bar above and to
the left) in Section E. Complete BOTH the student and parents' areas
on the rest of this form.

If you answered "Yes" to at least one of the questions in Section D,
you (and your spouse if you are married) must review and complete,
as necessary, the WHITE areas.

If you gave parental information last year, but you will be an
independent student in 1997-98 because you answered "Yes" to at
least one question in Section D, you can delete the parents'
information from your record by drawing a straight LINE
THROUGH THE BOXES FOR THE 1997-98 ANSWERS. The
processors will code this so that your parents' preprinted 1996-97
information will be dropped and not carried forward to your SAR.

ATTENTION: GRADUATE HEALTH PROFESSION
STUDENTS

If you are applying for Federal student aid from graduate
programs authorized under Title VII of the Public Health Service
Act, you must give information about your parents even if you
answered "Yes" to one of the questions in Section D. If you are
unsure about the requirements, check with the financial aid
administrator at the college you plan to attend. If your college
requires parental information, complete the GRAY and WHITE
areas and make sure that at least one parent signs this form.


Section E: Household Information

Review and correct, if necessary, the questions in Section E.

Student (& Spouse) Household Information-WHITE Area

46. Write in the number of people in your household that you will
support between July 1, 1997 and June 30, 1998. Include yourself
and your spouse. Include your children if they get more than half
their support from you. Include other people only if they meet the
following criteria: 1) they now live with you, and 2) they now get
more than half their support from you and they will continue to get
this support between July 1, 1997 and June 30, 1998. (Support
includes money, gifts, loans, housing, food, clothes, car, medical and
dental care, payment of college costs, etc.)

47. Write in the number of people from question 46 who will be
college students between July 1, 1997 and June 30, 1998. Always
include yourself, even if you will be enrolled for less than half-time.
Your spouse and other family members may be counted as college
students only if they are enrolling (or are accepted for enrollment)
for at least 6 credit hours in at least one term, or at least 12 clock
hours per week, even if they do not complete a term. To be counted
here, a college student must be working towards a degree or
certificate leading to a recognized education credential at a college
that is eligible to participate in any of the Federal student aid
programs.

Parent(s) Household Information-GRAY-Shaded Areas

Read the descriptions that follow. Check each description that
applies to you and follow the instructions.

Your parents are both living and married to each other. Answer
the questions on the rest of the form about them.

You have a legal guardian. Answer the questions on the rest of
this form about your legal guardian: see page 9.

Your parents have divorced or separated. Answer the questions on
the rest of the form about the parent you lived with most in the last
12 months. If you lived with each parent equally, answer for the
parent who provided the most financial support during the last 12
months, or during the most recent calendar year that your parent
actually supported you. (Support includes money, gifts, loans,
housing, food, clothes, car, medical and dental care, payment of
college costs, etc.)

Your parent is widowed or single. Answer the questions on the
rest of the form about that parent.

You have a stepparent. If the parent that you counted above has
married or remarried as of today, you must include information
about your stepparent (even if they were not married in 1996).

If you are giving information about your stepparent, on the rest of
this form "parents" also means your stepparent.

48. Fill in the oval that indicates the current marital status of the
parent(s) or guardian whose information is reported on this form.

49. Write in the two-letter abbreviation (from the list on page 3) for
your parent(s)' current state/country of legal residence. If your
parents are separated or divorced, use the state/country for the parent
whose information is reported on this form.

50. Write in the date your parent(s) became a legal resident(s) of the
state in question 49. Use the date for the parent who has been a
resident the longest. If your parents are divorced or separated, use
the date for the parent whose information is reported on this form.

51. Write in the number of people in your household that your
parents will support between July 1, 1997 and June 30, 1998.
Include your parents and yourself. Include your parents' other
children if they get more than half their support from your parents,
or if they would be required to provide parental information when
applying for Title IV Federal student aid in 1997-98. Include other
people only if they now live with and get more than half their
support from your parents and will continue to get this support
between July 1, 1997 and June 30, 1998. (Support includes money,
gifts, loans, housing, food, clothes, car, medical and dental care,
payment of college costs, etc.)

52. Enter the number of people from question 51 who will be
college students between July 1, 1997 and June 30, 1998. Always
include yourself, even if you will be enrolled for less than half-time.
Your parents and other family members may be counted as college
students only if they are enrolling (or are accepted for enrollment)
for at least 6 credit hours in at least one term, or at least 12 clock
hours per week, even if they do not complete a term. To be counted
here, a college student must be working towards a degree or
certificate leading to a recognized education credential at a college
that is eligible to participate in any of the Federal student aid
programs.


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Section F: 1996 Income, Earnings, and Benefits

Review and correct, if necessary, the questions in Section F.

Will not file a tax return. Even if you, your spouse, and/or your
parents do not file an income tax return for 1996, you will need to
know earnings for the year. You may also need records showing
other income you are to report on your application.

TAX RETURN NOT COMPLETED YET -- HOW ESTIMATED
TAXES ARE HANDLED. It may be necessary to estimate tax
information to meet state and college deadlines. When your
application is compared with your official 1996 IRS Form 1040,
1040A, or 1040EZ, the financial information must agree. If there
are differences, you will need to correct the information and send it
back to the U.S. Department of Education. This correction process
could mean a delay in getting your student financial aid.

IRS FORM 1040 FILERS. In certain instances, you, your spouse, or
your parents may have filed a 1996 IRS Form 1040, even though you
were not required to file a Form 1040. Tax preparers often file a
Form 1040 or an electronic 1040 on behalf of the tax filer, even
though that person's income and tax filing circumstances would
allow him or her to file a 1040A or 1040EZ. If you are sure that you,
your spouse, or your parents are not required to file a Form 1040,
then fill in the oval for the Form 1040A or 1040EZ in question 53
and/or question 65 to indicate eligibility to file a 1040A or 1040EZ.

IRS 1040TEL FILERS. If you filed or will file a 1040TEL (tax
filing by telephone), fill in the oval for either the completed or
estimated 1996 IRS Form 1040EZ in questions 53 and/or 65.

Puerto Rico Tax Filers, Foreign Tax Return Filers, and Native
Americans, see page 9.

If the instructions in Section F tell you to skip a question, leave it
blank. If your answer is "zero," enter a zero in the answer space.

Student (& Spouse) 1996 Income, Earnings, and Benefits

53. 1996 U.S. income tax form. Fill in the oval that shows the type
of 1996 U.S. income tax form that you (and your spouse) filed
(completed) or will file (estimated).

If you are currently divorced, separated, or widowed, but you filed
(or will file) a joint tax return for 1996, give only your portion of the
exemptions, income, and taxes paid requested.

If you are married and you and your spouse filed (or will file)
separate tax returns for 1996, be sure to include both your and your
spouse's exemptions and income even if you were not married in
1996.

54. Exemptions claimed for 1996. Review and correct the number
from Form 1040-line 6d or 1040A-line 6d. If you (and your spouse)
used the 1040EZ and checked "Yes" on Form 1040EZ-line 5, use the
1040EZ worksheet to determine your number of exemptions ($2550
equals 1 exemption). If you checked "No," enter "01" if single or
"02" if married.

55. Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) for 1996. Enter the amount
from IRS Form 1040-line 31; Form 1040A-line 16; or Form
1040EZ-line 4.

Use Worksheet #1 on page 11 to answer question 55 if you do not
have a 1996 tax form, but will be filing one.

56. U.S. Income tax paid for 1996. Enter the amount from IRS
Form 1040-line 44; Form 1040A-line 25; or Form 1040EZ-line 10.
Make sure this amount doesn't include any FICA, self-employment,
or Other Taxes from Form 1040. Do not copy the amount of
"Federal income tax withheld" from a W-2 Form.

57-58. Income earned from work in 1996.

If you filed or will file a tax return, include the "wages, salaries, tips,
etc." from your (and your spouse's) Form 1040-line 7; 1040A-line 7;
or 1040EZ-line 1. If you (and your spouse) filed a joint return,
report your and your spouse's earnings separately. If you (and your
spouse) own a business or farm, also add in the numbers from Form
1040-lines 12 and 18.

If you are not a tax filer, include your (and your spouse's) earnings
from work in 1996. Add up the earnings from your (and your
spouse's) W-2 Forms and any other earnings from work that are not
included on the W-2 Forms.

59. Earned Income Credit. Report the total amount of your (and
your spouse's) Earned Income Credit from form 1040-line 54, Form
1040A-line 29c, or Form 1040EZ-line 8.

60. Social security benefits for 1996. Write in the amount of
untaxed social security benefits (including Supplemental Security
Income) that you (and your spouse) got in 1996. Do not include any
benefits reported in question 55. Do not report monthly amounts;
write in the total for 1996. Be sure to include the amounts that you
got for your children.

61. Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC or ADC)
for 1996. Do not report monthly amounts; enter the total for 1996.
Don't report social security benefits here.

62. Child support received for all children. Do not report monthly
amounts; enter the total for 1996.

63. Other untaxed income and benefits for 1996. Use Worksheet #2
on page 11 to add up your (and your spouse's) untaxed income and
benefits for 1996. Write in the total amount in question 63. Be sure
to include your (and your spouse's) deductible IRA/Keogh payments,
if any.

64. 1996 Amount from Line 5, Worksheet #3. Enter the total
amount from Line 5 on Worksheet #3 on page 12. Write in "0" if the
worksheet items do not apply to you (and your spouse).

Parent(s) 1996 Income, Earnings, and Benefits

65. 1996 U.S. income tax form. Fill in the oval that shows the type
of 1996 U.S. income tax form that your parent(s) filed (completed)
or will file (estimated).

If you are giving information for only one parent and that parent
filed (or will file) a joint tax return for 1996, give only that parent's
portion of the exemptions, income, and taxes paid requested.

If your parents are married and they filed (or will file) separate tax
returns for 1996, be sure to include both parents' exemptions and
income.


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66. Exemptions claimed for 1996. Review and correct the number
from Form 1040-line 6d or 1040A-line 6d. If your parent(s) used the
1040EZ and checked "Yes" on Form 1040EZ-line 5, use the 1040EZ
worksheet to determine the number of exemptions ($2550 equals 1
exemption). If your parent(s) checked "No," enter "01" if your
parent is single or "02" if your parents are married.

67. Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) for 1996. Enter the amount
from IRS Form 1040-line 31; Form 1040A-line 16; or Form
1040EZ-line 4.

Use Worksheet #1 on page 11 to answer question 66 if your parents
do not have a 1996 tax form, but will be filing one.

68. U.S. income tax paid for 1996. Enter the amount from IRS
Form 1040-line 44; Form 1040A-line 25; or Form 1040EZ-line 10.
Make sure this amount does not include any FICA, self-employment,
or Other Taxes from Form 1040. Do not copy the amount of
"Federal income tax withheld" from a W-2 Form.

69-70. Income earned from work in 1996.

If your parent(s) filed or will file a tax return, include the "wages,
salaries, tips, etc." from your parents' Form 1040-line 7; 1040A-line
7; or 1040EZ-line 1. If your parents filed a joint return, report your
father's and mother's earnings separately. If your parents own a
business or farm, also add in the numbers from Form 1040-lines 12
and 18.

If your parent(s) are not tax filers, write in your parents' earnings
from work in 1996. Add up the earnings from your parents' W-2
Forms and any other earnings from work that are not included on the
W-2 Forms.

71. Earned Income Credit. Report the total amount of your parents'
Earned Income Credit from Form 1040-line 54, Form 1040A-line
29c, or Form 1040EZ-line 8.

72. Social security benefits for 1996. Write in the amount of
untaxed social security benefits (including Supplemental Security
Income) that your parents got in 1996. Do not include any benefits
reported in question 67. Do not report monthly amounts; write in the
total for 1996. Be sure to include the amounts that your parents got
for you and their other children.

73. Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC or ADC) for
1996. Do not report monthly amounts; write in the total for 1996.
Do not report social security benefits here.

74. Child support received for all children. Include the student. Do
not report monthly amounts; write in the total for 1996.

75. Other untaxed income and benefits for 1996. Use Worksheet #2
on page 11 to add up your parents' untaxed income and benefits for
1996. Write the total amount in question 75. Be sure to include your
parents' deductible IRA/Keogh payments, if any.

76. 1996 Amount from Line 5, Worksheet #3. Enter the total
amount from Line 5 on Worksheet #3 on page 12. Write in "0" if the
worksheet items do not apply to your parents.

Attention: Complete Worksheet A if you are filling out the WHITE
areas or Worksheet B if you are filling out the GRAY and WHITE
areas to see if you need to fill out Section G.

---------------------------------------------
Worksheet A Simplified Needs Test

1. Did or will you (and your spouse) file a 1996 IRS Form 1040, and
you (and/or your spouse) were not and are not eligible to file a 1996
1040A or 1040EZ?

If "Yes," fill out Section G, WHITE area, and the rest of this form.

If "No," fill out the rest of this Worksheet.

Income from the STUDENT (& SPOUSE) column:

2. Question 55 $_____________.00

OR

3. Questions 57 and 58 $_____________.00
(only if you left question 55 blank)

If the answer from either question 2 or 3 is less than $50,000, you do
not have to fill out Section G. Go on to Section H.

If the answer from either question 2 or 3 is $50,000 or more,
complete Section G and the rest of this form.

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Worksheet B Simplified Needs Test

1. Did or will you and/or your parent(s) (both parents, if they are
married) file a 1996 IRS Form 1040, and you and/or your parent(s)
were not and are not eligible to file a 1996 1040A or 1040EZ?

If "Yes,” fill out Section G, both WHITE and GRAY areas, and
the rest of this form.

If "No," fill out the rest of this Worksheet.

Income from the PARENT(S) column only:

2. Question 67 $_____________.00

OR

3. Questions 69 and 70 $_____________.00
( only if you left question 67 blank)

If the answer from either question 2 or 3 is less than $50,000, you do
not have to fill out Section G. Go on to Section H.

If the answer from either question 2 or 3 is $50,000 or more,
complete Section G and the rest of this form.

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Section G: Asset Information

Review and correct, if necessary, the questions in Section G.

In Section G, DO NOT INCLUDE:

a home, if it is the principal place of residence,
a family farm, as defined in question 82 and/or question 90,
personal or consumer loans, or any debts that are not related to the
assets listed, the value of life insurance policies and retirement
plans (pension funds, annuities, IRAs, Keogh Plans, etc.), or
student financial aid.


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Student (& Spouse) Asset Information

If you are divorced or separated, and you and your spouse have
jointly owned assets, give only your portion of the assets and debts.
Be sure to give information about assets held in trust for you and
your spouse.

If you (and your spouse) have assets owned jointly with someone
else, give only your (and your spouse's) portion of the assets and
debts.

77. Cash, savings, and checking accounts. Include the current
balance of checking or savings accounts unless you (and your
spouse) do not have access to the money because the state declared a
bank emergency due to the insolvency of a private deposit insurance
fund.

78. Other real estate and investments value. If you (and/or your
spouse) own other real estate or have investments, write in how
much they are worth today. Other real estate includes rental
property, land, and second or summer homes. Include the value of
portions of multifamily dwellings that are not the family's principal
residence. Investments include trust funds, money market funds,
mutual funds, certificates of deposit, stocks, bonds, other securities,
installment and land sale contracts (including mortgages held),
commodities, precious and strategic metals, etc. Do not include your
home.

79. Other real estate and investments debt. Write in how much you
(and/or your spouse) owe on other real estate and investments.

80. Business value. If you (and/or your spouse) own a business,
write in how much the business is worth today. Include the value of
land, buildings, machinery, equipment, inventories, etc.

81. Business debt. Write in what you (and/or your spouse) owe on
the business. Include only the present mortgage and related debts for
which the business was used as collateral.

82. Investment farm value. If you (and/or your spouse) own an
investment farm, write in the value of the farm today. Include the
value of land, buildings, machinery, equipment, livestock,
inventories, etc. Do not include a family farm if it is your principal
place of residence and you claimed on Schedule F of the tax return
that you "materially participated in the farm's operation."

83. Investment farm debt. Write in what you (and/or your spouse)
owe on the investment farm. Include only the present mortgage and
related debts for which the farm was used as collateral.

Parent(s) Asset Information

If you are giving information for only one parent and that parent has
jointly owned assets, give only that parent's portion of the assets and
debts.

If your parents have assets owned jointly with someone else, give
only your parents' portion of the assets and debts.

84. Write in the age of the older parent for whom you are giving
information on this form.

85. Cash, savings, and checking accounts. Include the current
balance of checking or savings accounts unless your parents do not
have access to the money because the state declared a bank
emergency due to the insolvency of a private deposit insurance fund.

86. Other real estate and investments value. If your parents own
other real estate or have investments, write in how much they are
worth today. Other real estate includes rental property, land, and
second or summer homes. Include the value of portions of
multifamily dwellings that are not the family's principal residence.
Investments include trust funds, money market funds, mutual funds,
certificates of deposit, stocks, bonds, other securities, installment and
land sale contracts (including mortgages held), commodities,
precious and strategic metals, etc. Do not include your parents'
home.

87. Other real estate and investments debt. Write in how much your
parents owe on other real estate and investments.

88. Business value. If your parents own a business, write in how
much the business is worth today. Include the value of land,
buildings, machinery, equipment, inventories, etc.

89. Business debt. Write in what your parents owe on the business.
Include only the present mortgage and related debts for which the
business was used as collateral.

90. Investment farm value. If your parents own an investment farm,
write in the value of the farm today. Include the value of land,
buildings, machinery, equipment, livestock, inventories, etc. Do not
include a family farm if it is the principal place of residence and your
parents claimed on Schedule F of the tax return that they "materially
participated in the farm's operation."

91. Investment farm debt. Write in what your parents owe on the
investment farm. Include only the present mortgage and related
debts for which the farm was used as collateral.


Section H: Releases and Signatures

92-103. By answering questions 92 through 103, and signing this
form, you give permission to the U.S. Department of Education to
provide information from your application to the college(s) that you
list in Section H. You also agree that such information is deemed to
incorporate by reference the Statement of Educational Purpose on
page 4 of the application. Colleges that receive information
electronically or on tape or cartridge will get your application
information automatically. Colleges use this information to help
estimate the amount of your financial aid package.

Review any college names and addresses preprinted on this form. If
you want information to be sent to that same college in 1997-98, fill
in "Yes" next to the college name. Also write in your housing status
code for that college .

If you do not want information to be sent to a college that is
preprinted on this form, fill in "No." When you fill in "No," you
may write in a new college's Title IV School Code or name and
city/state on that same line. Also write in a housing status code for
the new college.


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To get the Title IV School Code for your selected colleges, check
with your financial aid office, your high school counselor, or your
public library for the Title IV School Code list provided by


the U.S. Department of Education. You can also find the code list on
the Department's Web page at http://www.ed.gov/offices/OPE. The
Title IV School Code is always a six-character code that begins with
"0" (zero), "G," "B," or "E."

If you are applying to more than one college, remember that states
often consider the first college listed in determining their awards for
state aid.

TO HAVE INFORMATION SENT TO MORE THAN SIX
COLLEGES. About four weeks after mailing this application, you
will receive a Student Aid Report (SAR). You can take or send a
photocopy of your SAR to a new college. Or, after you receive your
SAR, you can write in new college names/addresses, or Title IV
School Codes on the SAR and return it to the address printed on the
SAR.

104. We will provide your name, address, social security number,
date of birth, expected family contribution number, student status,
and state of legal residence to the financial aid agency(ies) in your
state of legal residence, even if you answer "No" in question 104.
(See Privacy Act Information, page 12.) Some state agencies use this
information to help decide whether you will get a state award and to
check if you reported correct information on your state student aid
application. Also, they may use it to help in the processing of your
application for a Federal student loan, if you are eligible. IF YOU
ANSWER "NO," ANY STATE AID YOU MIGHT BE ELIGIBLE
FOR MAY BE DENIED OR DELAYED, but it will have no effect
on your Federal student aid.

By allowing us to send information to your state financial aid
agency, you are giving permission to the verification of any
statement made on this form. Also, you are giving permission to the
state financial aid agency to which information is being sent to
obtain income tax information for all persons required to report
income and for all periods reported on this form.

MARYLAND RESIDENTS ONLY. You are giving permission to
have your information sent to your state senator and delegates so that
you may be considered for scholarships under their programs, unless
you answer "No."

105. Selective Service Registration. Fill in the oval only if you are
a male, 18 through 25 years of age, have not yet registered, and give
Selective Service permission to register you. If you believe that you
are not required to be registered, call the Selective Service office,
1-847-688-6888, for information on exemptions.

106-107. Read, sign, and date. You must sign and date this form. If
you do not, it will be returned unprocessed. If you are married, your
spouse should also sign this form. If you filled out the GRAY and
WHITE areas, at least one of your parents must sign this form.
Everyone signing this form is certifying that all information on the
form is correct and that they are willing to provide documents to
prove that the information is correct. Such documents may include
U.S. or state tax returns. Any Renewal Application dated or received
before January 1, 1997, will be returned unprocessed.


Section I: Preparer's Use Only

108-110. If someone other than you, your spouse, or parents
completed this form on your behalf, especially if the person charged
a fee for assisting you, the law requires the preparer to fill in Section
I. A "preparer" is anyone who wrote the answers or told you what to
write. The preparer must write in his or her name and the company
name and address (or home address, if self-employed). Either the
preparer's social security number or the company's Employer
Identification Number (EIN) as assigned by the Internal Revenue
Service (IRS) is also required. The preparer must sign and date the
form, certifying that the information is correct and complete. An
original signature is required, although the preparer may use a
preprinted address label or a rubber stamp to fill in address
information.


Sending In Your Form

Double-check your form to make sure it is complete and accurate.
Be sure it has the necessary signatures. Put the form in the envelope
provided with this booklet. Don't send money; this is a free
application. Don't put letters, tax forms, worksheets, or any extra
materials in the envelope. They will be destroyed.


Special Instructions/Definitions

PUERTO RICO TAX RETURN. If you and your spouse, or your
parents, either filed, will file, or are not required to file a Puerto Rico
tax return, follow these instructions:

In question 53 and/or question 65, fill in oval "A" if a Puerto Rico
tax return has been filed; fill in oval "C" if a Puerto Rico tax return
will be filed; or fill in oval "E" if you, your spouse, and/or your
parents are not required to file according to the tax code of
Puerto Rico. Use the information from that tax return to fill out
this form.

FOREIGN TAX RETURN. If you and your spouse, or your parents,
won't be filing a U.S. income tax return in 1996 follow the
instructions below:

In question 53 and/or question 65, fill in oval "B" if a foreign tax
return has been filed, or oval "D" if a foreign tax return will be
filed. Use the information from that tax return to fill out this form.
Convert all figures to U.S. dollars, using the exchange rate that is
in effect today, and Fill out Section G, Asset Information.

LEGAL GUARDIAN. A legal guardian is a person who is
appointed by a court to be your legal guardian in a legal relationship
that will continue after June 30, 1998, and who is directed by a court
to support you with his or her own financial resources.

Native American. If you are a Native American, report the amount
of income and assets over $2,000 per individual payment that you
(and your spouse) or your parents received in 1996 from the Per
Capita Act or the Distribution of Judgment Funds Act. If you
received $2,000 or less per individual payment, don't report it. Don't
report funds received as an award under the Alaska Native Claims
Settlement Act or the Maine Indian Claims Settlement Act. Also,
don't report any assets received from the Alaska Native Claims
Settlement Act.

Citizens of the Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, and
Palau. If you do not have a social security number (SSN), contact
your financial aid administrator before you mail in this form. Also
ask your financial aid administrator how to answer question 15 about
your citizenship status.


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What Happens Next?

Where can I get more information on Federal student financial aid?
You can get more information from The Student Guide: Financial
Aid from the U.S. Department of Education. To get a free copy,
write to:
Federal Student Aid Information Center
P.O. Box 84
Washington, DC 20044

The U.S. Department of Education also has a toll-free number to
answer questions about Federal student aid programs. This number
is 1-800-4-FED AID (1-800-433-3243).

If you are hearing-impaired and have a TDD machine, you may call
toll-free TDD 1-800-730-8913.

WHAT HAPPENS AFTER I MAIL IN MY FORM? Within four
weeks, the U.S. Department of Education will send you a Student
Aid Report (SAR). On the SAR will be either a request for further
information or a number called an Expected Family Contribution
(EFC). We use a formula established by law to figure the EFC from
the information you give us. Your college uses the EFC to determine
the amount of your Federal grant, loan, or work-study award, if you
are eligible.

Your college or the U.S. Department of Education may ask you to
prove that the information you gave on your application is true. Be
sure to make a copy of your application form before mailing it.

WHAT IF I DO NOT GET A SAR OR I NEED ANOTHER COPY
OF MY SAR? You can call this Federal student aid information
number, 1-319-337-5665, to find out if your application has been
processed or to request duplicate copies of your SAR.

WHAT IF MY SITUATION CHANGES? Some questions ask you
to make projections, for example, about your family status for the
coming year. If your answers to these questions change, wait until
you receive your SAR and then check with your financial aid
administrator.

The income and expense information reported on this form must be
accurate for the past year (1996), not for the coming year. If your
financial situation changes, check with your financial aid
administrator.

HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO COMPLETE THIS
APPLICATION? According to the Paperwork Reduction Act of
1995, no persons are required to respond to a collection of
information unless it displays a valid OMB control number. The
valid OMB control number for this information collection is 1840-
0110. The time required to complete this information collection is
estimated to average from 25 to 30 minutes, including the time to
review instructions, search existing data resources, gather the data
needed, and complete and review the information collection. If you
have any comments concerning the accuracy of the time estimate(s)
or suggestions for improving this form, please write to:
U.S. Department of Education, Washington, DC 20202-4651. If you
have comments or concerns regarding the status of your individual
submission of this form, write directly to: Application and Pell
Processing Systems Division, U.S. Department of Education, 600
Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, DC 20202-5453.


Deadlines for State Student Aid

AL Check with your financial aid administrator
AK Check with your financial aid administrator
SSIG - May 31, 1997
*AS Check with your financial aid administrator
AZ June 30, 1998 - date received
AR April 15, 1997 - date received
*CA March 2, 1997 - date postmarked
CO Determined by school
*CT Check with your financial aid administrator
DE April 15, 1997 - date received
*DC June 24, 1997 - date received by state
FL May 15, 1997 - date processed
GA Determined by school
*GU Check with your financial aid administrator
HI March 1, 1997
ID Determined by school
IL For first-time applicants - October 1, 1997 For continuing
applicants - June 1, 1997 date processed
IN For priority consideration - March 1, 1997 - date postmarked++
IA April 21, 1997 - date received
*KS For priority consideration - April 1, 1997 - date processed
KY For priority consideration - March 15, 1997 - date received
LA March 15, 1997 - date postmarked OR April 1, 1997 - date
received
Check with your financial aid administrator
ME May 1, 1997 - date received
MD March 1, 1997 - date postmarked
MA For priority consideration - May 1, 1997 - date received
MI HS Seniors - February 21, 1997
College students - March 21, 1997
Date received
MN June 30, 1998 - date received
MS Determined by school
MO April 30, 1997 - date received
MT For large schools - March 1, 1997
For small schools - April 1, 1997
*NE Determined by school
*NV Determined by school
NH May 1, 1997 - date received
NJ 1997-98 Tuition Aid Grant Recipients- June 1, 1997
All other applicants - October 1, 1997 for fall & spring terms
March 1, 1998 for spring term only - date received
*NM Check with your financial aid administrator
*NY May 1, 1998 - date postmarked
NC March 15, 1997 - date received
ND April 15, 1997 - date processed
OH October 1, 1997 date received
OK April 30, 1997 - date received
OR None - contingent on funding - date received
*PA All 1997-98 State grant recipients - May 1, 1997
Non-1997-98 State grant recipients enrolling in degree
programs - May 1, 1997
All other applicants - August 1, 1997
date received
PR May 2, 1998 - date application signed
RI March 1, 1997 - date received
*SC June 30, 1997 - date received
*SD Determined by school
TN May 1, 1997 - date processed
*TX Determined by school
UT Determined by school
*VT None
*VI Check with your financial aid administrator
*VA Determined by school
WA Determined by school
*WV March 1, 1997 - date received
WI None - contingent on funding
*WY Determined by school
*FM Check with your financial aid administrator
*MH Check with your financial aid administrator
*MP Check with your financial aid administrator
*PW Check with your financial aid administrator

* Additional form may be required. Contact your financial aid
administrator or your state agency.

++ Applicants encouraged to obtain proof of mailing
Note: Date received means "at the address on this form."


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Worksheet #1

(Note: Use this worksheet to estimate your 1998 Adjusted Gross
Income [AGI] if you do not have a tax return.)

Student (& Spouse)

Wages, salaries, tips, etc. $___________.00
Interest income +___________.00
Dividends +___________.00
Other taxable income (alimony received, +___________.00
business and farm income, capital gains,
pensions, annuities, rents, unemployment
compensation, Social Security, Railroad
Retirement, and all other taxable income)

ADD all of the numbers in the column =__________.00

SUBTRACT IRS-allowable adjustments - __________.00
to income (payments to IRA and
Keogh Plans, one half of self-employment
tax, self-employed health insurance
deduction, interest penalty on early
withdrawal of savings, and alimony paid)

TOTAL -- This is your answer for $__________.00
question 55


Parent(s)

Wages, salaries, tips, etc. $___________.00
Interest income +___________.00
Dividends +___________.00
Other taxable income (alimony received, +___________.00
business and farm income, capital gains,
pensions, annuities, rents, unemployment
compensation, Social Security, Railroad
Retirement, and all other taxable income)

ADD all of the numbers in the column =__________.00

SUBTRACT IRS-allowable adjustments - ___________.00
to income (payments to IRA and
Keogh Plans, one half of self-employment
tax, self-employed health insurance
deduction, interest penalty on early
withdrawal of savings, and alimony paid)

TOTAL -- This is your answer for $__________.00
question 67


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Worksheet #2

For question 63
Student (& Spouse)

Amounts from IRS tax forms

Amounts from IRS tax forms $__________.00
Deductible IRA and/or Keogh
payments from Form 1040-total of
lines 23a, 23b, and 27 or 1040A-line 15c

Untaxed portions of pensions from +__________.00
Form 1040-line 15a minus 15b and
16a minus 16b or 1040A-line 10a
minus 10b and 11a minus 11b
(excluding "rollovers")

Credit for Federal tax on +__________.00
special fuels from IRS
Form 4136 - Part III: Total
Income Tax Credit (non-farmers only)

Foreign income exclusion from +__________.00
Form 2555-line 43 or Form
2555EZ-line 18

Tax exempt interest income from +__________.00
Form 1040-line 8b or 1040A-line 8b


Other Untaxed Income and Benefits

Payments to tax-deferred pension +__________.00
and savings plans (paid directly or
withheld from earnings) as reported
on the W-2 Form. Include untaxed
portions of 401(k) and 403(b) plans.

Welfare benefits (except AFDC or + __________.00
ADC, which you should have
reported in Renewal FAFSA
question 61 or 73)

Workers' Compensation +__________.00

Veterans noneducational benefits +__________.00
such as Death Pension, Dependency &
Indemnity Compensation (DIC), etc.

Housing, food, and other living +__________.00
allowances (excluding rent subsidies
for low-income housing) paid to
members of the military, clergy, and
others (including cash payments and
cash value of benefits)

Cash support or any money paid +__________.00
on your behalf , not reported elsewhere
on this form

Any other untaxed income and benefits, +__________.00
such as Black Lung Benefits, Refugee
Assistance, untaxed portions of Railroad
Retirement Benefits, or VA Educational
Work-Study allowances.

TOTAL -- This is your answer for $ __________.00
question 63


For question 75
Parent(s)

Amounts from IRS tax forms

Amounts from IRS tax forms $__________.00
Deductible IRA and/or Keogh
payments from Form 1040-total
of lines 23a, 23b, and 27 or
1040A-line 15c

Untaxed portions of pensions from +__________.00
Form 1040-line 15a minus 15b and
16a minus 16b or 1040A-line 10a minus
10b and 11a minus 11b (excluding "rollovers")

Credit for Federal tax on special +__________.00
fuels from IRS Form 4136 - Part III:
Total Income Tax Credit (non-farmers only)

Foreign income exclusion from +__________.00
Form 2555-line 43 or Form
2555EZ-line 18

Tax exempt interest income from +__________.00
Form 1040-line 8b or 1040A-line 8b


Other Untaxed Income and Benefits

Payments to tax-deferred pension +__________.00
and savings plans (paid directly or
withheld from earnings) as reported
on the W-2 Form. Include untaxed
portions of 401(k) and 403(b) plans.

Welfare benefits (except AFDC or +__________.00
ADC, which you should have
reported in Renewal FAFSA
question 61 or 73)

Workers' Compensation +__________.00

Veterans noneducational benefits +__________.00
such as Death Pension, Dependency &
Indemnity Compensation (DIC), etc.

Housing, food, and other living +__________.00
allowances (excluding rent subsidies
for low-income housing) paid to
members of the military, clergy, and
others (including cash payments and
cash value of benefits)

Cash support or any money paid on XXXXXXXXXX
your behalf, not reported elsewhere on
this form

Any other untaxed income and benefits, +__________.00
such as Black Lung Benefits, Refugee
Assistance, untaxed portions of Railroad
Retirement Benefits, or VA Educational
Work-Study allowances.

TOTAL -- This is your answer for $ _________.00
question 75

Do not include:
Social Security
Any income reported elsewhere on the form
Money from student financial aid
Food stamps
"Rollover" pensions
JTPA benefits
Gifts and support, other than money, received from friends or
relatives
Veterans educational benefits (GI Bill, Dependents Education
Assistance Program, VA Vocational Rehabilitation Program,
VEAP benefits, etc.)
Payments received from states for foster care and adoption
assistance, under title IV-A or IV-E of the Social Security Act
Contributions to, or payments from, flexible spending
arrangements (e.g., cafeteria plans)


Worksheet #3

(Note: On this worksheet, use amounts for THE CALENDAR
YEAR FROM JANUARY 1, 1996 TO DECEMBER 31, 1996, rather
than amounts for the school year.)

Student (& Spouse)

1. Grant and scholarship aid in excess $__________.00
of tuition, fees, books, and required
supplies that you reported or will report
on your 1996 income tax return
(Renewal FAFSA questions 55, 57-58
and/or 67, 69-70).

2. Taxable earnings from Federal +__________.00
Work-Study or other need-based
work programs.

3. Allowances and benefits received +__________.00
under the National and Community
Service Trust Act of 1993 (AmeriCorps
awards).

4. Child support PAID because of +__________.00
divorce or separation, by student &
spouse, or by the parent(s) whose
income is reported on this form. (Do
not include support for children living
in your home.)

5. TOTAL: WRITE THIS AMOUNT IN $__________.00
QUESTION 64


Parent(s)

1. Grant and scholarship aid in excess $__________.00
of tuition, fees, books, and required
supplies that you reported or will
report on your 1996 income tax return
(Renewal FAFSA questions 55, 57-58
and/or 67, 69-70).

2. Taxable earnings from Federal +__________.00
Work-Study or other need-based
work programs.

3. Allowances and benefits received +__________.00
under the National and Community
Service Trust Act of 1993
(AmeriCorps awards).

4. Child support PAID because of +__________.00
divorce or separation, by student &
spouse, or by the parent(s) whose
income is reported on this form.
(Do not include support for children
living in your home.)

5. TOTAL: WRITE THIS AMOUNT IN $_________.00
QUESTION 76


Information on the Privacy Act and Use of Your Social Security
Number

The Privacy Act of 1974 requires that each Federal agency that asks
for your social security number or other information must tell you
the following:

1. Its legal right to ask for the information and whether the law says
you must give it.

2. What purpose the agency has in asking for it and how it will be
used.

3. What could happen if you do not give it.

You must give your social security number (SSN) to apply for
Federal student financial aid. The U.S. Department of Education's
legal right under the Title IV programs to require that you provide us
with your SSN is based on Section 484(a)(4)(B) of the Higher
Education Act of 1965, as amended. The SSN is used under the
Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity
Grant, and Federal Work-Study programs in recording information
about your college attendance and progress, and in making sure that
you have received your money. The SSN is also used under the
Federal Family Education Loan, Federal Direct Student Loan, and
Federal Perkins Loan programs to identify the applicant, to
determine program eligibility and benefits, and to permit servicing
and collecting of the loans.

If you are applying for Federal student aid only, you must fill out
everything except questions 12, 18, 20-21, 22-23, 24-28, 29, 30, 50,
92-103, 104, and 105. If you wish to be considered for state student
aid, you must fill out all of the questions, and do not answer "No" to
question 104. The authority to request all other information (except
the SSN) is based on sections 474, 475, 476, 477, 479, 480, and 483
of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended. This information
is used to determine the amount of Federal student aid for which you
may be qualified.

The information which you supplied may be disclosed to third
parties that the Department has authorized to assist in administering
Federal student aid programs. This disclosure may include private
firms that the Department contracts with for the purpose of collating,
analyzing, totalling or refining records in the system and who are
required to maintain safeguards under the Privacy Act. This may
also be accomplished through computer matching programs with
other Federal agencies for verification of information as to eligibility
for benefit programs, debt collection and the prevention of fraud,
waste, and abuse. For example, such computer matching programs
include the ones conducted with the Selective Service System, the
Social Security Administration, and the Immigration and
Naturalization Service, and in cooperation with the Department of
Justice to enforce Section 5301 of the Anti-Drug Abuse Act.

We will provide your name, address, social security number, date of
birth, expected family contribution number, student status, and state
of legal residence to the financial aid agency(ies) in your state of
legal residence, even if you answer "No" in question 104. This
information will go to the state agencies in your state of legal
residence to help coordinate state financial aid programs with
Federal student aid programs. We will also provide your application
information to the college(s) you listed in Section H, or its
representative. We will also send your information to the financial
aid agency(ies) in the state(s) in which the college(s) is located, but
only if you do not answer "No" in question 104. We will provide
calculations and determination of eligibility to the agency with which
you filed a student aid application, or another similar agency, if you
request us to do so. That agency may also release information
received from the Department to colleges, state scholarship agencies,
and loan guaranty agencies that you have designated to receive
information. Also, we may send information to members of
Congress if you ask them to help you with Federal student aid
questions. If your parents or your spouse provided information on
the form, they may also request to see all the information on the
application (as covered by their certification).

If the Federal government, the Department, or an employee of the
Department is involved in litigation, we may send information to the
Department of Justice, or a court or adjudicative body, if the
disclosure is related to financial aid and certain other conditions are
met. The information may also be made available to Federal
agencies which have the authority to subpoena other Federal
agencies' records. In addition, we may send your information to a
foreign, Federal, state, or local enforcement agency if the
information that you submitted indicates a violation or potential
violation of law, for which that agency has jurisdiction for
investigation or prosecution. Finally, we may send information
regarding a claim which is determined to be valid and overdue to a
consumer reporting agency. This information includes identifiers
from the record, the amount, status and history of the claim and the
program under which the claim arose.

Last Modified: 12/07/1998