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To be considered for financial aid, a student must complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at www.fafsa.govThe FAFSA is the first step in the financial aid process and is the sole application that is used to apply for grants, loans, and work-study. The FAFSA collects financial and other information used to calculate the expected family contribution (EFC) and to confirm eligibility through computer matches with other agencies (see Match requirements).

Click here to watch a video on FAFSA and FSA ID Tips for Parents.

Click here to learn more about getting Ready to Apply.

Types of Applications:
Students can fill out a paper FAFSA or they can apply electronically through FAFSA on the Web.   Click here for FAFSA Filing Options.

Students who have applied through FAFSA on the Web in previous years may be able to import prior data on their current FAFSA.  You are encouraged to review the imported fields and make any necessary corrections to avoid any delays in processing your financial aid prior to submitting your FAFSA.  Once the FAFSA is submitted, students can also correct any of their previously submitted data except for SSN and Marital Status.  Online help is available to complete the FAFSA at 1-800-4-FED-AID (1-800-433-3243).

FAFSA on the Web is the fastest and recommended way to apply for financial aid.  For instance, if you made any errors or left out any information, FAFSA on the Web will call this to your attention before you submit your information. This reduces the chances that student data will be rejected and makes it less likely that students will have to correct the information later.  The Federal School Code for Folsom Lake College is 038713.

Note: Applicants who fail to list Folsom Lake College will not be considered for Federal Aid at Folsom Lake College.

Reporting tax information on the FAFSA:

The easiest way to report your tax information is by using the IRS Data Retrieval Tool (IRS DRT). It allows you to transfer your tax information directly into your FAFSA! Check to see if your tax return is available and if you are eligible to use the tool, but keep in mind, you generally have to wait a few weeks after filing your taxes before you can use the IRS DRT.

To update your FAFSA:

  1. Log on to www.fafsa.gov.
  2. Click Make a Correction.
  3. Navigate to the "Finances section."
  4. Change your answer from "Will file" to "Already completed."

At this point, if you are eligible to use the IRS DRT, you will see a Link to IRS button. If you are not eligible to use the IRS DRT, you can manually enter the data from your completed tax return.

  1. Click Link to IRS and log in with the IRS to retrieve your tax information.
  • Enter the requested information exactly as it appears on your tax return.
  • Review your information to see what tax data will be transferred into your FAFSA.
  • Check Transfer My Tax Information into the FAFSA, and click Transfer Now to return to the FAFSA.
  1. Review the data that was transferred to your FAFSA and click Next.
  2. Sign and submit your updated FAFSA.

Once you've made updates at www.fafsa.gov, your changes will be processed in three to five days. You'll receive a revised Student Aid Report (SAR) indicating the changes made to your application.

Students, parents, and borrowers are required to use an FSA ID, made up of a username and password, to access certain U.S. Department of Education websites. Your FSA ID is used to confirm your identity when accessing your financial aid information and electronically signing your federal student aid documents.  You can get a FSA ID by going to: https://fsaid.ed.gov/npas/index.htm You may also click here for a one-page resource on how to create an FSA ID or click here for an instructional video on how to create an FSA ID.  Applying for a FSA ID is a one-time process.  

Note: You are not authorized to create an FSA ID on behalf of someone else, including a family member. Misrepresentation of your identity to the federal government could result in criminal or civil penalties.

Once your information is verified with the Social Security Administration (one–three days from the date you apply), you will be able to use your FSA ID to access your personal information on any of these ED websites, depending on what you need to do:

WebsiteWhat You Can Do at the Site


  • Electronically sign your (or your child's) FAFSA.
  • Import your tax information from the Internal Revenue Service.
  • Prefill data in this year´s FAFSA if you filed a FAFSA last year. That's called filling out a Renewal FAFSA.
  • Make online corrections to an existing FAFSA.
  • View or print an online copy of your Student Aid Report (SAR).

My Federal Student Aid at StudentAid.gov/login, or

National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS®

  • View a history of any federal student aid that you have received.
  • Look up your loan servicer's contact information.


  • Complete entrance counseling, the Financial Awareness Counseling Tool, or exit counseling.
  • Electronically sign a master promissory note (MPN).
  • Complete PLUS loan requests.
  • Estimate your student loan payments using the Repayment Estimator.
  • Apply for an income-driven repayment plan or a consolidation loan.

Apply Early!
To ensure that any financial aid package received by a student contains aid from as many sources as possible, the student must apply as soon as October 1st for the upcoming fall, spring and summer semesters. 

Need help completing the FAFSA?  Financial Aid staff are available via appointment to assist you with completing the FAFSA!  Click here for a resource that prepares you for your FAFSA Assist appointment!