FAFSA Support and Resources
  • If you missed the webinar on the IRS DRT outage and verification, you can view it here: https://youtu.be/eQ3K7wiUNHM The IRS Data Retrieval Tool is currently down and is expected to remain that way for several weeks.
  • Students and families should manually input their 2015 tax information into the FAFSA. You can use this flyer, which has a guide on the back of what tax lines of info is needed for the FAFSA, with students: https://alabamapossible.box.com/s/pwlosvt60ouku7g7n1bsnhytbt8pi0bz
  • It doesn't end with FAFSA! It is important for students to know next steps in the financial aid process after completing FAFSA: Check out this "I've finished the FAFSA, now what?" video.
  • The FAFSA Dashboard is updated: http://alabamapossible.org/dashboard/
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  • The WHO IS THE PARENT? flowchart can be used to help students determine who to list as their parent(s) on the FAFSA.
    • All FAFSA data is pulled from the USDOE, and the FAFSA completion percentage is calculated using the senior class size provided in your school's Cash for College application.
    • FAFSA data is always 1-2 weeks delayed. Current data is through March 3, 2017.

  • Want to gain more knowledge and confidence with FAFSA? Watch this FAFSA 101 webinar facilitated by Stephanie Miller with FA Solutions and former Assistant Director of Financial Aid at Jacksonville State University.
    • Why filing FAFSA early important
    • Changes to the 2017-2018 FAFSA
    • Who should be listed as the parent(s) on the FAFSA?
  • Achieve Alabama is a valuable tool for students because it can be used to easily find and apply to national and state scholarships.
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