Get Help Applying for FAFSA

Students are able to file a 2018-19 FAFSA starting October 1, 2017!

One-on-one assistance from professional staff for existing college students, high school seniors and parents to submit FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) for any college or university before the priority deadline. This help is offered without appointment on a first-come-first-served basis and there is NO cost (free service). Check out all of our events below.

Call The Office of Access and Diversity with any questions: 801-626-7006

What is FAFSA?

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is filled out during your senior year in high school and each year in college after that. This is how you apply for all federal and most state financial aid, including Pell grants, work study and federal student loans.

Get Help Completing Your FAFSA

Weber State University

School Date Time Location
WSU Ogden - Center for Multicultural Excellence Every Friday (Spring Semester) 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Student Services Suite 150

What to Bring

  • Student's Social Security card or permanent resident/alien registration card
  • Student's W-2 forms and tax information for 2016 (if applicable)
  • Parent(s)' or spouse's W-2 forms and tax information for 2016
  • Parent(s)' or spouse's birth dates
  • Parent(s)' date of marriage, separation, or divorce (if applicable)

IRS Verification of Non-Filing Letter

What is an IRS Verification of Non-filing Letter?

An IRS Verification of Non-filing Letter - provides proof that the IRS has no record of a filed Form 1040, 1040A or 1040EZ for the year you requested.

Non Tax filers can request an IRS Verification of Non-filing of their 2015 tax return status, free of charge, from the IRS in one of two ways:

Note: Online non-filing verification is typically not available if you have never filed taxes before in prior years. If this is the case, please use the paper request process detailed below.

Paper Request Form – IRS Form 4506-T

Download IRS Form 4506-T at https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/f4506t.pdf PDF Format

  • Complete lines 1 – 4, following the instructions on page 2 of the form.
  • Line 3: enter the non filer's street address and zip or postal code. Use the address currently on file with the IRS.
  • Line 5 provides non filers with the option to have their IRS Verification of Non-filing Letter mailed directly to a third party by the IRS. Have your Non-filing Letter sent to WSU Financial Aid Office, 3885 W Campus Dr. Dept. 1136, Ogden, UT 84408-1136.
  • Line 6: Enter tax form number 1040.
  • Line 7: Select the checkbox on the right hand side for Verification of Nonfiling.
  • Line 9: Year or period requested field, enter "12/31/2016".
  • The non filer must sign and date the form and enter their telephone number. Only one signature is required when requesting a joint IRS Verification of Non-filing Letter. (View a sample with important areas highlighted)
  • Mail or fax the completed IRS Form 4506-T to the address (or FAX number) provided on page 2 of Form 4506-T.
  • If the 4506-T information is successfully validated, tax filers can expect to receive a paper IRS Verification of Non-filing Letter at the address provided on their request within 5 to 10 days.

Dream Weber

To find out if you are eligible for the Dream Weber program, please go to the Dream Weber page for more information.

Help With Taxes

For help with filing taxes you may contact:  VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance). They offer free tax help to low and moderate income individuals. You can make an appointment by dialing 2-1-1 
https://www.utahtaxhelp.org


1 in 3 collegiate students in Utah received a Federal Pell Grant in 2015-16


Feedback form to complete after you have received assistance from WSU with FAFSA

Resources

Important FAFSA News

  • Students are able to submit a FAFSA early. Students are able to file a 2018-19 FAFSA starting October 1, 2017! The earlier submission date is a permanent change, enabling students to complete and submit a FAFSA as early as October 1 every year.
     
  • For the 2018-19 FAFSA, students (and parents, as appropriate) report their 2016 income information.

The IRS Data Retrieval Tool allows students and parents to access the IRS tax return information needed to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), and transfer the data directly into their FAFSA from the IRS website.

If you are eligible to use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool, we highly recommend using the tool for several reasons:

  1. It’s the easiest way to provide your tax data.
  2. It’s the best way of ensuring that your FAFSA has accurate tax information.
  3. You won’t need to provide a copy of your or your parents’ tax returns to your college.

FSA ID step-by-step instructions