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Completing the FAFSA

Helpful Hints

  1. You must have your previous year's tax returns accessible and your parent previous year's tax returns if you are a dependent student. 
  2.  To help you complete the FAFSA online, you may download a worksheet or pick one up from the office. 
  3.  The FAFSA must be signed by student and parents. The application process is faster if you use the electronic PIN (Personal Identification Number) to sign the FAFSA. It is recommended that the parent and student apply for Federal PINs prior to completing the FAFSA. 

Begin the FAFSA

Responding to the FAFSA

The FAFSA that you submitted is processed by the Central Processing System (CPS) which generates an electronic Student Aid Report (SAR). The following are some helpful hints to ensure that you have a valid SAR:

Review your SAR for accuracy

Responding to UWG

Based on your responses to the questions on the FAFSA, we may need additional information to validate your financial aid application. If additional information is requested, you will receive a letter from the Department of Financial Aid indicating the item(s) needed to complete your application. Some of the more common documentation requests include: