For Domestic Students
Guidelines for domestic students
You are considered a domestic student in terms of financial aid if the following are true:
- you are a U.S. citizen, U.S. dual citizen, or eligible non-citizen
- you reside inside the U.S. as a U.S. citizen, or you possess Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) status or are undocumented and will graduate from a U.S. high school
- CSS/PROFILE (must be submitted before using the IDOC service)
- 2016 Federal Income Tax Returns (all pages), including all W-2 and 1099 statements (uploaded via IDOC)
- FAFSA (Required if the student is a U.S. citizen (or an “eligible noncitizen”) to apply for federal funds, including the Federal Direct (student) and PLUS (parent) loans.)
PLEASE NOTE: The IRS Data Retrieval tool, located in the Financial Information section of the FAFSA, is once again available for the 2018-19 academic year filing period. This tool can be used to directly import the figures from your 2016 Federal Tax Return into your FAFSA. Eligibility to use this tool will depend upon how you filed your Federal Tax Return. If you are not eligible to use the IRS Data Retrieval tool, please be sure to have a copy of 2016 Federal Tax Return(s) for you and/or your parent(s) to reference when completing the application. The FAFSA questions that ask for specific figures from the 2016 Federal Tax Return will guide you to enter the correct figure for each question.
You may view a short, helpful video for completing the FAFSA.
If the student or parent will be applying for federal funds alone, the student will complete only the FAFSA. The CSS/PROFILE form will not be required.
- Parents are separated or divorced, or
- Parents have any interest or involvement in a partnership or corporation