Starting Oct. 1, 2017 DCCCD students can fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid for the 2018-19 school year. All students should fill out a FAFSA — even if you don’t think you’ll qualify for federal grants, many states and colleges use the FAFSA to determine their own aid awards and scholarships. Keep reading to learn more about the necessary steps for FAFSA completion.
If You Haven’t Already, Create an FSA ID
In order to digitally sign your FAFSA, you and your parent or legal guardian will need to create an FSA ID. Your FSA ID will serve as your legal signature.
Filling Out the FAFSA
Before you get started, be sure to gather the following:
- your 2016 tax return and any W-2 forms
- current bank statements
- Social Security numbers, for both you and your parent or legal guardian
Once you’ve completed the steps to fill out your FAFSA, you’ll also need to make sure you send it to your college of choice by putting your school code on your FAFSA. Don’t worry — answering all those questions goes faster than you might think.
Still Have Financial Aid Questions?
Contact your college’s financial aid office for help, give us a ring at 972-587-2599 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Looking for other ways to help pay for college? Check out myScholarships through the DCCCD Foundation.
- Are you a Dallas County high school senior? Be sure to find out if you qualify to apply for the Dallas County Promise.