Tips for Applying for FAFSA On-line

1. You (and your parents, if applicable) will need to create your federal student aid IDs at When you create the Federal Student Aid ID for the first time it may take 3 days for it to become active. Your Federal Student Aid ID must be active for you to electronically complete, sign and submit your FASFA. If you previously had a Federal PIN created, you will be able to link that PIN to your new Federal Student Aid ID on that site.

2. Go to to begin your 2015-16 FASFA. Do not use

3. Before completing the FAFSA, it will be helpful to gather the following information:
• Your 2014 W-2 Form, final paystub from 2014 and other records of money earned
• Copies of your (and your spouse's, if you are married) 2014 Federal Income Tax Return - IRS Form 1040, 1040A, 1040EZ.
•  Your parents' 2014 Federal Income Tax Return (if you are a dependent student)
• Your 2014 untaxed income records - Temporary Assistance to Needy Families, welfare, or veterans benefits records
• Your alien registration number or permanent residence card (if you are not a U.S. citizen)

4. When asked to add school codes to your FAFSA, enter 007845 (New England Institute of Technology’s federal school code).