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Completing the FAFSA

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The income information needed to complete the FAFSA form can be found on a previously filed tax return. (The 2019–20 FAFSA form requires your 2017 tax data.) If you are not able to do the IRS Data Retrieval on the FASFA and do not have a copy of your tax return, you may be able to access the tax software used to prepare the return or contact your tax preparer to obtain a copy. You also may visit to view and download a summary (called a “transcript”) of your tax return or to request that a tax transcript be sent to you by mail. The IRS Data Retrieval is the easiest way to input your tax information onto the FAFSA.

The FAFSA must be completed each year the student wishes to apply for financial aid. Make sure to include SVSU's Federal School Code on your FAFSA, it is 002314.

Basic Eligibility Requirements for Financial Aid
When to Apply
How to Apply
Your FSA (Federal Student Aid) ID & Instructional Video

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