Financial Aid Application Help

Must I apply each year?

Eligibility for federal student aid does not carry over from one award year to the next. Therefore, you must reapply for aid each award year by completing and submitting a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). If you want to receive federal student aid for 2020-2021 award year (July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2021), you must submit a 2020-2021 FAFSA. If you want to receive federal student aid for 2021-2022 award year (July 1, 2021 through June 30, 2022), you must submit a 2021-2022 FAFSA.

FAFSA Help Friday’s

Need assistance completing your 2021-2022 FAFSA application?
On Friday’s, a financial aid advisor will be available to provide one on one assistance to help students complete the FAFSA application virtually.

If you are planning to start:
Fall 2021
Spring 2022
Summer 2022

NOW IS THE TIME TO COMPLETE YOUR
2021-2022 FAFSA!

View the list of required documents

For the 2021–2022 school year, you will need 2019 information. You would need:

  • Your social security numbers
  • Your driver’s license (if any)
  • Your W-2 forms and other records of earnings for 2019
  • Your (and your spouse’s, if you are married) 2019 Federal Income Tax Return – IRS Form 1040, 1040 Telefile, foreign tax return, or tax return for Puerto Rico, American Samoa, the U.S. Virgin Islands, the Marshall Islands, or the Federated States of Micronesia. Your parents’ 2019Federal Income Tax Return (if you are a dependent student)
  • Your parents’ social security number(s). You and/or your parents’ 2019 untaxed income records, Social Security, Temporary Assistance to Needy Families, welfare, or veterans’ benefits records
  • Your current bank statements and records of stocks, bonds, and other investments
  • Your Alien Registration Card (if you are not a U.S citizen)
  • You and/or your parents’ business and/or farm records, if applicable

Book Your Virtual FAFSA Appointment Now!


For help completing your FAFSA, please view the three FAFSA Videos or call 1-800-433-3243.


FAFSA is the main application that we use to determine your financial aid eligibility. For help completing your FAFSA application virtually, you can contact:

DeShayla Shelley, Assistant Director at CONNTAC, Inc.
To set up a virtual appointment, call 203-857-7109 or email .

Holly Franquet, The College Place Director, ECMC
To schedule an appointment please text: 203-309-3887 (students only) or click here to: Book Online Appointment


FAFSA Checklist

**FSA ID for student and/or parent MUST be obtained prior to workshop date by visiting http://fsaid.ed.gov

Student Information:

  • FSA ID or Valid E-mail address
  • Social security number
  • If you ARE NOT a U.S. Citizen but an eligible non-citizen Permanent Residence Card (Green Card) or Alien Number
  • Driver's license number (if you have one)
  • Current savings, investment, and business Information (if any)
  • 2018 Federal Tax Returns & W2's (if filed, to complete 2020-2021 FAFSA)
  • 2019 Federal Tax Returns & W2's (if filed, to complete 2020-2021 FAFSA)
  • ***You are considered a Dependent Student and will need to provide parent's information if you are younger than 24, not married, have no children, never been in foster care or a ward of the court***

Parent's Information (If Applicable): (This checklist also applies to step-parents)

  • FSA ID or Valid E-mail address for at least one parent
  • Social security number
  • Date of Birth: Month/Day/Year
  • Month/Year: Married/Remarried, Separated, Divorced, or became widowed (If Applicable)
  • Current savings, investment, and business Information (if any)
  • 2018 Federal Tax Returns & W2's (if filed, to complete 2020-2021 FAFSA)
  • 2019 Federal Tax Returns & W2's (if filed, to complete 2020-2021 FAFSA)

Getting Your IRS Transcript

  • To obtain a copy of your Federal Tax transcript and W2 forms online, go to the IRS website at www.irs.gov.
  • To obtain a copy by phone, contact the IRS at (844) 545-5640 and follow the voice prompt.
  • To obtain a copy by mail, mail the IRS form 4506-T (or form 4506-T-EZ) to, or request a copy in person at, 915 Lafayette Blvd., Bridgeport, CT 06604. IRS forms are also available online at www.irs.gov.
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