When should I fill out the 2021-2022 FAFSA?

You can start NOW at fafsa.gov!

What is the deadline for the 2021-2022 FAFSA?

The deadline for the 2021-2022 FAFSA is June 30th, 2021.

What do I need in order to fill out the FAFSA?
  • Your Social Security Number
  • Your parents’ Social Security Numbers (if you are a dependent student)
  • Your driver’s license number if you have one
  • Your Alien Registration number if you are not a U.S. citizen
  • Tax information, including W-2s for you, your spouse (if applicable), and your parents (if you are a dependent student)
  • Tax returns
  • Records of untaxed information if you have it
  • Information for bank accounts, investments, stocks, real estate (other than the home in which you live), business assets, etc.
What is a dependent student?

Dependent students cannot answer “yes” to any of the following questions. If you can answer “yes,” you may be considered an independent student. In this case, you should talk with the One Stop for Student Services about your next steps.

  • Are you 24 or older?
  • Are you married? (You count as being married if you are separated.)
  • Do you have, or will you soon have, children who receive more than half of their support from you during the financial award year?
  • Do you have dependents, other than your kids or spouse, who live with you and receive more than half of their support from you?
  • Are you a graduate or professional student?
  • Are you a veteran or a current member of the armed forces?
  • Are you an orphan, or a ward of the court, at any time since turning age 13?
  • Are you an emancipated minor or considered homeless, or were you self-supporting and at risk of being homeless, within the past year?

(adapted from Student Loan Hero by Lending Tree)

When does the FAFSA year start?

The FAFSA year is Fall-Summer. Your loan eligibility as determined by the 2021-2022 FAFSA begins with Fall Semester 2021.

Can I use financial aid for summer courses?

We recommend talking with a counselor in the One Stop for Student Services. Each students’ financial situation is different, and a One Stop counselor can review your options with you.

Are there resources for the FAFSA?

Yes, fafsa.gov provides a wealth of resources for help with the FAFSA. Additionally, keep an eye out for Kent State University sponsored FAFSA workshops.