Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
In order to apply for financial aid each student must complete the FAFSA each year.
In completing the FAFSA, you (and your parents, if required) will sign the application using a FSA ID. If you don’t have a FSA ID, you can create one when logging in to http://www.fafsa.ed.gov. You will create a username and password. You will enter your email address, name, date of birth, Social Security number, contact information, and challenge questions and answers.
Gather the information required to complete the FAFSA:
- Your social security number and your parent’s social security numbers if you are a dependent.
- Federal tax returns for the year prior to the academic year you are applying, including W2 information, for yourself, spouse if you are married, and for your parents if you are dependent.
- FSA ID
Complete your application at www.fafsa.ed.gov:
- Enter all the necessary information. You may use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool to input tax information.
- If you need help, the side bar to the right will guide you through each question.
- At the point where you have to list the schools you want to receive your information, you want to list the school code for Chattahoochee Technical School. That code is 005620. This will ensure that your application is sent to us electronically.
- Submit your application.
Follow up on your FAFSA:
- When your application is processed you will receive a SAR (Student Aid Report) either by email or mail. You should review your SAR for any necessary corrections or updates.
- If you have been selected for verification you will need to provide additional documents to the financial aid office before financial aid can be awarded.
- Log on to BannerWeb to check your financial aid status.
Please check the academic calendar for document and payment deadlines and other important dates.
Changes to the FAFSA Process for 2017-2018
Students will be able to submit the FAFSA earlier!
SUBMIT A FAFSA EARLIER: Students will be able to submit a 2017-2018 FAFSA as early as
October 1, 2016, rather than January 1, 2017. The earlier submission date will be a permanent change enabling students to complete and submit their FAFSA as early as October 1 every year.
USE EARLIER INCOME AND TAX INFORMATION: Beginning with the 2017-2018 FAFSA, students will be required to report income and tax information from an earlier tax year. For example, on the 2017-2018 FAFSA, students (and parents if dependent) will report their 2015 income and tax information rather than their 2016 income and tax information.
The chart below lists the dates and tax year for submitting the FAFSA: