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Filing your FAFSA

The FAFSA is the application form required for all federal financial aid. You can file your FAFSA online, or you can visit the Student Financial Services Resource Center in room C109 where our staff will assist you. You can also call (800) 433-3243 for help with filing your FAFSA.

The Federal School Code for LaGuardia is 010051.

You will need the following information:

NOTE: If you’re filing your FAFSA for the 2018-2019 aid year, you’ll need tax forms and income information from 2016.

If you’re filing your FAFSA for the 2019-2020 aid year (effective October 1, 2018), you’ll need tax forms and income information from 2017.

  • An FSA ID for you and your parent (you can create one online) to be used as your electronic signature
  • Your Social Security Number (SSN)
  • Alien Registration/Permanent Resident Number (non-citizen only)
  • Federal tax forms (1040/1040A/1040EZ & W2) for you, your spouse/parent
  • New York State tax forms (IT-201) for you, your spouse/parent
  • Other untaxed income (you, spouse/parent) from:
    • Self-employment
    • Funds received from other sources such as a relative for living and personal expenses
    • Child support received from non-custodial parent
    • Social Security benefits
    • Most recent assets such as:
      • Savings & checking accounts
      •  Investments, business and farm

It is important that you submit your FAFSA application by the priority filing dates. Failure to do so may delay the processing of your application. Priority deadlines for 2018-2019 are March 15th (upcoming Fall semester) and December 15th (upcoming Spring semester). The deadline to file your FAFSA for the 2018-2019 school year is June 30, 2019. Priority deadlines for 2019-2020 are March 15th (Fall semester) and December 15th (Spring semester). The deadline to file your FAFSA for the 2019-2020 school year is June 30, 2020.

You can file your FAFSA as early as October 1. You can use estimates of your income, so long as they are not very different from the actual amounts. If you wait too long, you might miss the deadline for scholarships and/or campus based work-study aid. Immediately after you and/or your parents have completed your tax returns, you must adjust your FAFSA to reflect your or your parents’ actual income.

For more information, visit the Financial Aid website. If you have additional questions or concerns, you can ask them here or contact Student Financial Services for direct assistance.

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