It's time to begin working on your FAFSA. BC3 Financial Aid staff can help you navigate the process and answer questions. Plan on your FAFSA taking about 30 minutes to complete.
Visit the Federal Student Aid YouTube channel. This YouTube channel describes the process of filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
Contact the BC3 Financial Aid Advisors for assistance.
What you will need:
Items for the Student & Parent* to have on hand to complete their FAFSA:
- FSA ID(s)
- Do you need to create one? Create or manage your FSA ID.
- FSA ID Personal Tracker - Use the FSA ID Personal Tracker to write down and secure your FSA ID. You and/or your Parent will need to keep this information to access Dept. Of Education websites or to sign electronically. This tool is not required and for personal and confidential use only. Do not share your FSA ID.
- W-2(s) and Tax Return(s) - See below for the year.
- Social Security Number/Card(s)
*Parent if applicable
If you plan to start college in the Summer of 2021, you can file the 2020-2021 FAFSA using 2018 tax returns and W-2.
If you plan to start college in the 2021-2022 academic year, you can file the 2021-2022 FAFSA using 2019 tax returns and W-2, beginning October 1, 2020.