The Free Application for Federal Student Aid, FAFSA®, is a pivotal piece of the financial aid process for college-bound students. The FAFSA® helps determine a student’s eligibility for federal aid like student loans, grants, and even some scholarships.
Why File FAFSA® With Frank
To put it simply, filing FAFSA® with Frank is much easier. We’ve simplified the process, reduced the number of questions, and created an application that can be completed in only minutes!
Frank FAFSA® FAQs
To give you a confidence boost before YOU tackle the application, we’ve compiled a list of our most frequently asked questions.
Who’s name should be used to create the application?
While it may be the parent filling out the application for their child, the student’s name should be used. Parent information should only be included where it’s specifically noted.
Which application/financial aid year should you choose?
You will want to choose the year the student plans to attend school. For example, if the student is planning to start school in the Fall of 2022, you’ll choose the 2022-23 FAFSA® year.
How can you determine your household size?
Your household size should include parents, children, and any other dependents. That includes children who are away at college but still supported by someone in the household. Additionally, if a grandparent also lives in the home and is supported by the family, they are also included in the household size.
What Documents Are Needed to File FAFSA® With Frank?
To fill out the FAFSA®, you will need to gather a few documents beforehand.
- Social Security Number
- Your Alien Registration Number (if you’re not a U.S. citizen)
- Your 1040 federal income tax returns, W-2s, and other records of money earned.
- Bank statements and records of investments (if applicable)
- Records of untaxed income (if applicable)
- An FSA ID to sign your application electronically
If you’re unable to locate your tax returns, you can easily request them online.
What Happens Next?
After you’ve filled out your FAFSA®, it’s sent to FAFSA.gov. Once your application has been transferred to FAFSA.gov, you’ll receive an email letting you know it’s ready to be signed.
This email will contain step-by-step instructions, so signing is quick and easy. Just remember to keep your FSA ID handy!
If you have any questions about filing FAFSA® with Frank, the Frank Team is here to help! You can reach us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or you can text us at (347) 690-7886.