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Complete your FAFSA!

YPS and YPIE are partnering to help students complete the FAFSA.

This year the FAFSA is completely different.

If you have an older sibling who has completed FAFSA in the past, please know that this is a brand new process that is completely different.

What you need to know about this year’s FAFSA:

The FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) is an important step in your college process. Through FAFSA, students have access to federal Pell grants and other financial aid to help make college affordable.


Every student applicant and parent who will be contributing information must have a FSA ID. Depending on your family situation, you might need one or two parent contributors. Most students are considered “dependent” on the FAFSA. This means that you rely on your support from one or both of your parents.

Parent Contributors:

This year all parents who are “contributors” on the FAFSA will need an FSA ID. If the parent who financially supports you does not have a FSA ID it is essential that your parent sets one up with Federal Student Aid by following the steps on the website.

One big change on the new FAFSA is that parents who do not have Social Security numbers will need to create FSA IDs. When setting up their FSA ID they will check the box that says “I do not have a social security number” and they will be asked some questions to verify their identity.

All FSA IDs need to be created at least five (5) days prior to completing your FAFSA.

Get help completeing your FAFSA at one of YPIE's FAFSA Completion Events!

Prep for Your Appointment:

We will not be able to help you complete your FAFSA if you and your parent contributor do not have FSA IDs.

Who should attend:

  • All current high school seniors who will be graduating in 2024

  • At least one parent who will contribute information to the student’s FAFSA (See handout)

  • If your parent contributor cannot attend we will only be able to help you complete the student portion of the FAFSA

These are the documents that you will need to bring to your appointment.

Here is information about which of your parents will contribute information to your FAFSA and which of your parents will need to create a FSA ID.

Please review the FAFSA Frequently Asked Questions.

January 12: FAFSA Friday at the YPIE College Zone

Open to YPIE College students only

January 18: FAFSA Completion Event at Lincoln High School

Open to all Lincoln High School seniors

January 20: FAFSA Saturday at the YPIE College Zone

Open to YPIE Seniors and College students only

January 22: FAFSA Completion Event at Riverside High School 

Open to all Riverside High School seniors

January 23: FAFSA Completion Event at Gorton High School 

Open to all Gorton High School seniors

January 24: FAFSA Completion Event at Yonkers High School 

Open to all Yonkers High School seniors

January 24: FAFSA Completion Event at CSEE

Open to all CSEE seniors

January 25: FAFSA Completion Event at Saunders High School 

Open to all Saunders High School seniors

January 29: FAFSA Completion Event at Roosevelt High School

Open to all Roosevelt High School seniors

January 30: FAFSA Completion Event at Yonkers Montessori Academy

Open to all Yonkers Montessori Academy seniors

January 31: FAFSA Completion Event at the Obama School

Open to all Obama School seniors

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