For Domestic Students
You are considered a domestic student if ONE of the following is true:
- you are a U.S. citizen or U.S. dual citizen
- your parents live and earn their income in the U.S.
- you reside inside the U.S. and possess Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)status or are undocumented and graduated 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 after the CSS/PROFILE form is submitted)
- 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 will be applying for federal funds alone, the student may complete only the FAFSA. The CSS/PROFILE will not be required.
If your parents are separated or divorced, or if your parents have any interest or involvement in a partnership or corporation, please review the special financial aid application instructions.