The FAFSA has four main sections of required information:
- General student information (such as your name, date of birth, etc.)
- Dependency status (Dependent or Independent)
- Information about your parent (if applicable)
- Information about you, the student (and spouse if applicable)
Additional information collected includes the college you attend and your housing plans.
Your signature is required (as is your parent’s if you are dependent). Your signature for the online FAFSA is the
Federal Student Aid ID (FSA ID). The FSA ID, which includes a username and password, replaces the FSA PIN you may be familiar with.