FAFSA Prep Checklist
Apply on-line at www.fafsa.ed.gov . IT'S FREE! Before you sit down to complete the form, make sure you have all the necessary materials. You'll need:
____ A PIN number. Go on-line and get a PIN for yourself [and a parent if you are under 24 years old]
____ Your Social Security card and driver's license, and/or alien registration card if you are not a US citizen.
____ Your income tax returns, W-2 forms and 1040 forms for the previous year. If you're married, you'll also need your spouse's documents.
____ Your parents' income tax returns, W-2 forms and 1040 forms for the previous year (if you are dependent-most students under 24 years of age).
____ Records and documentation of other untaxed income received such as tax-deferred pension and savings plans, IRA deductions, Child Support received, Housing or living allowances paid to members of the military, clergy and others. SEE THE 2011 Untaxed Income Form.
____ Current bank statements, and records of stocks, bonds, mutual funds and other investments.
____ Current mortgage information.
____ Business or farm records (if applicable).
____ Records relating to any unusual family financial circumstances, such as medical and dental expenses not covered by health insurance, tuition expenses at elementary or secondary schools, unusually high child care costs, death, divorce and loss of unemployment. (These aren't required, but they could influence the amount of aid received.)
Once you've assembled all the necessary materials, filling out the FAFSA should be a fairly simple task. You can get a headstart by filling out the FAFSA worksheet before you file your FAFSA on-line. Remember to make copies of all documents and keep them with your copy of your completed FAFSA.
2012-2013 Worksheet for FAFSA on the WEB for 2012 Fall, 2013 Spring, and 2013 Summer semesters.
NOW apply to Mendocino College through www.cccapply.org the application is Free and it will speed up your financial aid process.
REMEMBER, you must refile a FAFSA every year. The FAFSA renewal is much easier to complete. You can apply as early as January 1st for the next year!
Financial Aid Office
Room 1130, MacMillan Hall - Ukiah Campus
Contact Us for more information.
Created: February 02, 2006 @ 10:38 AM
Last Modified: October 23, 2012 @ 02:37 PM