The U.S. Department of Education's FAFSA4caster is designed to help students understand their options for paying for college.
For each item you should use the most current information.
- Your Federal tax information or tax returns, including W-2 information, for yourself, for your spouse if you are married, and for your parents if you are a dependent student.
- Information on savings, investments, and business and farm assets for yourself (and for your parents if you are a dependent student).
You should answer all the questions on FAFSA4caster, even if you have to estimate or guess. Update your answers at any time to get a more accurate picture of your eligibility for federal student aid.
Your estimated federal student aid eligibility will help you better understand the types and approximate amounts of federal student aid for which you may qualify.
To access the FAFSA4caster, go the U.S. Department's of Education website.