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Instructions are provided for each FAFSA question in the Help and Hints section on the right side of the page. When additional instructions are available, Help and Hints will include a “More” hyperlink.

To access Help and Hints:

You can also use your keyboard’s tab key to move from field to field. The Help and Hints will change as you move from one FAFSA question to another.

If you cannot access the Help and Hints, use the Search function in the upper right-hand corner of the page to find specific information for each question. For example, if you need to know where to find the adjusted gross income on your tax return, type “adjusted gross income” without the quotes into the Search box.

If you review the help provided and still have questions about the FAFSA, you can view additional help options by clicking Help at the top of any page.

The following help topics relate to questions that may be asked on the “FAFSA4caster Entry” page. Not all questions display for all students.

Are you a U.S. citizen?

What is your date of birth?

What is your marital status?

When you begin college, what will be your grade level?

Do you have children or other dependents that you support?

I am on active duty or I am a veteran of the U.S. Armed Forces

Since I turned age 13, both of my parents were deceased

I was in foster care or I was a dependent or ward of the court since turning age 13

I am currently or I was an emancipated minor or in legal guardianship

I am homeless

None of the above

As of today, what is the marital status of your parents?

Which parent’s information will be provided?

How old is your parent?

How many people are in your parents’ household?

While you are in college, how many people in your parents’ household will be college students?

Have your parents filed taxes recently?

What was your parents’ adjusted gross income from their tax return?

How much income did your parents earn during the last year?

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What is your parents’ total current balance of cash, savings, and checking accounts?

What is the net worth of your parents’ investments?

What is the net worth of your parents’ current businesses and / or investment farms?

What is your parents’ state of legal residence?

How many people are in your household?

While you are in college, how many people in your household will be college students?

Have you filed taxes recently?

What was your adjusted gross income from your tax return?

How much income did you earn during the last year?

Check the box to change the amount we assumed for assets

What is your total current balance of cash, savings, and checking accounts?

What is the net worth of your investments?

What is the net worth of your current businesses and / or investment farms?

What is your state of legal residence?

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