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October 2, 2019

You Got This! The FAFSA Process

Follow these three easy steps to make the FAFSA process a breeze.

1. Get your FSA ID

Your FSA ID serves as your electronic signature, and it can take up to three days before you can use it. Also, if you’re a dependent student, your parents will need one too. Get your FSA ID now at:

2. Gather FAFSA Information

Gather the following for yourself and your parents (if you’re a dependent student):

  • Social Security number
  • Driver’s license number
  • Tax record from two years ago (prior prior year)

 Or, use the FAFSA IRS Data Retrieval Tool to import your tax information directly from the IRS

  • Untaxed income information, like child support, worker’s compensation, etc.
  • Asset information: bank statements, businesses, and investments
3. Apply early!

The FAFSA is available October 1st. Here’s why you should complete it ASAP:

  • The better chance you have of receiving aid that is “first come, first serve”
  • Some scholarships use FAFSA results to award money
  • You will have more time to compare financial aid packages from other schools if needed

Start the most current FAFSA any time after October 1 at

To learn how to maximize aid for your degree program, talk to the Student Financial Services office of Geneva College. For more information on how Geneva College can help you pursue your career objectives, please give us a call at 800-847-8255 or email


- Emily Ethridge, Geneva College SFS Student Intern (sources: Federal Student Aid and Inceptia)