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FAFSA Night 10/15 at PWHS
FAFSA Night 10/15 at PWHS
Kristie Copley
Wednesday, October 02, 2019

FAFSA Night

DATE: Tuesday, October 15, 2019

TIME:  6:00pm-8:00pm

PLACE:  Portsmouth West High School

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  • What to bring:
    • Your FSA ID - An FSA ID is a username and password that you can use to log in to certain U.S. Department of Education (ED) websites. Each student, and one parent of each dependent student, will need an FSA ID to complete the FAFSA process on fafsa.gov. We recommend creating your FSA ID early—even before you’re ready to complete the FAFSA form—to avoid delays in the process.
    • Your Social Security number
    • Your driver’s license number
    • Your 2018 tax records - On the 2020–21 FAFSA form, you (and your parents, as appropriate) will report your 2018 income information. Since you’ll probably already have filed your 2018 taxes by the time the FAFSA form launches, you’ll be able to import your tax information into the FAFSA form right away using the IRS Data Retrieval Tool (DRT). Not everyone is eligible to use the IRS DRT; and the IRS DRT does not input all the financial information required on the FAFSA form. Therefore, you should have your 2018 tax return and 2018 IRS W-2 available for reference.
    • Records of your untaxed income - The FAFSA questions about untaxed income may or may not apply to you; they include things like child support received, interest income, and veterans noneducation benefits. On the 2020–21 FAFSA form, you’ll report 2018 tax or calendar year information when asked these questions.
    • Records of your assets (money) - This section includes savings and checking account balances, as well as the value of investments such as stocks and bonds and real estate (but not the home in which your family lives). You should report the current amounts as of the date you sign the FAFSA form, rather than reporting the 2018 tax year amounts.