Financial Aid

(Are you an undocumented student and cannot receive Financial Aid? scroll to the bottom!)


FAFSA Checklist:

Students, here is the checklist that you must bring to school in order to COMPLETE the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). The important thing is to meet the earliest deadline. Collect the documents needed to apply:

  • Your Social Security number (it’s important that you enter it correctly on the FAFSA!)
  • Your parents’ Social Security numbers if you are a dependent student
  • Your driver’s license number if you have one
  • Your Alien Registration number if you are not a U.S. citizen
  • Federal tax information or tax returns including IRS W-2 information, for you (and your spouse, if you are married), and for your parents if you are a dependent student:
  • IRS 1040, 1040A, 1040E20 Foreign TAX RETURN and/or
  • Tax return for Puerto Rico, Guam, American Samoa, the U.S. Virgin Islands. the Marshall Islands, the Federal States of Micronesia, or Palau
  • Records of your untaxed income, such as child support received, interest income, and veterans no education benefits. for you, and for your parents if you are a dependent student
  • Information on cash; savings and checking account balances; investments, including stocks and bonds and real estate but not including the HOME IN which you live; and business and farm assets for you, and for your parents if you are a dependent student

To fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), students require certain information from their parent(s). The FAFSA qualifies students for federal, state and institutional aid.

It is important that you fill out and gather everything on the checklist below so you can fill out your FAFSA!

Printable checklist/flowchart:

Financial Aid and Undocumented Students: Please take a look at the links below!

Questions along the way? Call the Federal Student Aid Information Center at 1-800-4-FED-AID((1-800-433-3243). Web chat is also available from the “Help” page under “Contact Us.”

Southern Scholarship Foundation provides scholarship opportunities for students attending or planning to attend: Florida State University, Florida A & M University, University of Florida, Florida Gulf Coast University, Tallahassee Community College, and Santa Fe College
SSF provides rent-free scholarship housing for qualified students demonstrating academic achievement (with a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA), financial need (as identified on the FAFSA), and good character. With our scholarship, students save $10,000 – $12,000 per year.
We have 26 scholarship houses throughout the state of Florida and are looking to extend our recruitment efforts. For Fall 2016, we are expecting to award roughly 150 scholarships (over 1 million dollars in scholarships) for our scholarships houses.
We have attached our recruitment flyer in hopes that you can share it with any eligible students you may know.
We accept applications year-round… The sooner students submit a completed application, the better! Please spread the word to students, department chairs, co-workers, etc.
Our website is also a great source for information: . Should you have any questions or concerns, please, feel free to contact us.