Where do I Start? 1. FSA ID The FSA ID (Federal Student Aid ID)- a username and password-that has replaced the Federal Student Aid PIN and must be used to log in to certain ED websites. Your FSA ID confirms your identity when you access your financial aid information and electronically sign Federal Student Aid documents. If you do not already have an FSA ID, you can create one when logging in to fafsa.gov, the National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS) at www.nslds.ed.gov, StudentLoans.gov and StudentAid.gov. 2. Complete FAFSA - Deadline: May 1 In order to qualify for financial aid, you must first submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). This application, along with additional documentation, helps determine your eligibility for financial aid. Once your application is processed by the federal processor, you and the schools you have selected will be notified of the results. FAFSA on the Web can be found at www.fafsa.gov. This application procedure is also available in Spanish. Your FAFSA and supporting documents should be on file no later than the Priority Deadline: May 1. Apply as early as possible! Any application received after May 1 will be processed on a funds available basis. First-Time Applicants: Print and complete a FAFSA on the Web Worksheet. Tell us if you want to sign your application electronically using your FSA ID. If you are a dependent student, one of your parents will also have to sign your application. Your parent can also sign electronically with a FSA ID. After completing the application on the Web, you submit the application electronically and either mail your signature page or utilize your FSA ID which serves as your electronic signature. NOTE: Dependent students must have one parent sign the signature page unless their parent has also obtained a FSA ID. After signing your FAFSA, you should receive your SAR within 3 days is an email address is provided on your FAFSA. Otherwise, it will be mailed to you within 2-3 weeks. OR Complete the FAFSA or Renewal FAFSA using the following: An actual Federal Income Tax Return for you and/or your parents. Social Security benefits (1099) SSA-SM statement, TANF statement, child support statements. Documents from other sources of income (veteran's benefits, retirement benefits, etc.). Renewal FAFSA users must have a FSA ID number. HELPFUL HINTS: 7 Easy Steps to the FAFSA (courtesy of the University of California at Santa Barbara) As long as you listed Del Mar College (code 003563) on your FAFSA, you are not required to bring the SAR to the Financial Aid Office. We will receive an Electronic Institutional Student Information Record (ISIR) with your FAFSA. The results of the FAFSA and the timing of when your financial aid file is complete, will determine what financial aid you are eligible to receive. 3. Complete Resource Application Did You Know?Serving Hispanic StudentsAccording to the Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education, Del Mar College consistently ranks among the top fifty community colleges in the nation granting Associate degrees to Hispanic students.