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13816: FAFSA Worksheet

1040 Individual Generally

I need to complete a FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) for a taxpayer. Can I complete the FAFSA application within Drake?

While the FAFSA application cannot be completed in the software, beginning in Drake15, you can print a FAFSA worksheet to assist in the preparation of the FAFSA application.

This worksheet assists you in collecting and organizing financial information necessary for the completion of the application itself. Note that the top of the screen indicates to which year the worksheet applies. For example, the FAFS screen and Wks FAFSA in Drake17 is used to complete the 2019-2020 FAFSA Application. 

The FAFSA worksheet is not part of the FAFSA application and cannot be filed with a return. It is a guide to completing the application online. It should not be submitted to Federal Student Aid.

To generate a FAFSA worksheet:

  1. In data entry of the 1040 return, open the Miscellaneous tab (Other Forms tab in Drake18 and prior).
  2. Open the FAFS screen and fill out the applicable information. If necessary, use the override fields to make adjustments.
  3. Go to View and look for the Wks FAFSA.


Use the information collected on the Wks FAFSA to assist in completing and submitting the FAFSA application (at the Federal Student Aid website, 

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