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2024-25 FAFSA Checklist

Completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) might seem overwhelming, but MI Student Aid is here to help! We’re sharing everything you need to fill out your FAFSA. Good news: The new form is easier than ever. It’s only 36 questions (no essay required).
The FAFSA unlocks access to loans, work-study programs, grants and scholarships (like the Michigan Achievement Scholarship that offers up to $27,500)! Prepping all your info makes filling out the form a breeze. When you’re ready, head to to complete the FAFSA. The sooner you do, the more money you could get!

Gather this Student and Parent/Contributor information before you begin:

Additional Contributors may include the student’s adoptive parents, stepparents or spouse.

  • FSA IDs and passwords
  • Email addresses
  • Social Security numbers
  • Dates of birth
  • Checking and savings account balances
  • 2022 federal income tax forms and W-2s*
  • Investments (e.g. stocks, bonds, mutual funds, 529 plans, rental properties) excluding home and retirement
  • Current net worth of all business and/or farms
  • Child support received from the last complete calendar year
  • Alien Registration Number/USCIS Number for eligible noncitizens*

Download 2024-25 FAFSA Checklist