Part: 3 - - Completing The FAFSA
SectionTitle: Completing The FAFSA
Completing The FAFSA
As mentioned in Part 2 of this handbook, a student does not have to pay a fee for having the FAFSA processed. Information collected on the FAFSA is, by law, used to calculate the EFC. The FAFSA is developed by the U.S. Department of Education. Comments on the design of the form may be sent to:
Application and Pell Processing Systems Division
U.S. Department of Education
600 Independence Avenue, S.W.
ROB-3, Room 4621 MS 5454
Washington, DC 20202
The 1998-99 FAFSA is white, blue, and gray. Dependent students must complete the white and blue areas; independent students must complete the white and gray areas.
The instructions included with the application explain how to answer each question. In the following pages, we have provided a copy of the 1998-99 FAFSA. In addition, because the instructions cannot address every possible family situation, we will discuss the purpose of the FAFSA questions and discuss how information should be reported in some unusual cases.
To complete the FAFSA, a student should use black ink or a No. 2 pencil. Dollar amounts should be rounded to the nearest whole dollar. Dates must be reported in numbers in the boxes provided, such as 02/14/98 for February 14, 1998.
Month Day Year
02 14 1998
This part of this handbook is also available online at http://www.ed.gov/prog_info/SFA/FAFSA.