This is a ** FAFSA4caster** question.

If you have provided parental information, this question **cannot** be left blank unless your parents will not file a tax return.

Enter the total amount of your parents' adjusted gross income (AGI) in the last calendar year. If your parents filed separate tax returns, enter the amount of their combined AGIs.

This information can be found on your parents' IRS tax form. For example, on the 2016 tax form, the information can be found on the following line numbers:

IRS Form | Line # |
---|---|

1040 | 37 |

1040A | 21 |

1040EZ | 4 |

**If your parents filed separate tax returns**, use the table below to calculate their total AGI.

If your parent filed a… | …and the other parent filed a… | Then enter the following: |
---|---|---|

1040 | 1040 | Add line 37 from both tax returns and enter the total amount |

1040 | 1040A | Add line 37 from the 1040 and line 21 from the 1040A and enter the total amount |

1040 | 1040EZ | Add line 37 from the 1040 and line 4 from the 1040EZ and enter the total amount |

1040A | 1040A | Add line 21 from both tax returns and enter the total amount |

1040A | 1040EZ | Add line 21 from the 1040A and line 4 from the 1040EZ and enter the total amount |

1040EZ | 1040EZ | Add line 4 from both tax returns and enter the total amount |

**NOTE: If one or both parents will file a federal tax return, but have not yet filed, estimate the amount that will appear in the lines noted in the table above.**

**If one of your parents has filed a tax return and the other parent did not and will not file,** use the table below to calculate their total AGI.

If one parent filed a… | …and the other parent… | Then enter the following: |
---|---|---|

1040 | did not and will not file | Add line 37 from the 1040 to the other parent's income earned from working (for example, earnings from the W-2 form(s) and/or any other earning statements) |

1040A | Add line 21 from the 1040A to the other parent's income earned from working (for example, earnings from the W-2 form(s) and/or any other earning statements) | |

1040EZ | Add line 4 from the 1040EZ to the other parent's income earned from working (for example, earnings from the W-2 form(s) and/or any other earning statements) |

**Note:** The line numbers above are from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) tax form, not from the W-2 form.

Adjusted gross income includes more than wages earned. For example, it can include alimony, Social Security, and business income.

If your parents' AGI is:

AGI | Enter |
---|---|

Ten million or more | 9999999 |

Negative ten million or less | -9999999 |

Zero | 0 |

Round to the nearest dollar and do not include commas or decimal points.