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The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

The College participates in student financial aid programs offered through the U.S. Department of Education, which include:

By filling out a FAFSA, you are determining your eligibility for all of the above programs, as well as many Three Rivers scholarships and state aid.

School code for Three Rivers College is 004713.

If you plan to attend in the fall of 2021, spring of 2022, or summer of 2022, you’ll need to provide tax records from the 2019 tax year.

Items Needed to Submit FAFSA

  • Social Security number for yourself and parents (if dependent).
  • Your driver’s license (if applicable).
  • Your federal and state income tax returns (and your spouse’s, if you are married) or W-2 Forms and other records of money earned.
  • Your parents’ federal and state income tax return (if you are a dependent student).
  • Any untaxed income.
  • Your current bank statements.
  • Your current business and investment mortgage information, business and farm records, stock, bond, and other investment records.
  • Your alien registration or permanent resident card (if you are not a U.S. citizen).

Tax Records Needed2019 Tax year2020 Tax Year
Semesters student plans to attendFall 2021
Spring 2022
Summer 2022
Fall 2022
Spring 2023
Summer 2023

Complete the FAFSA Online

  1. Apply for a FSA ID.
  2. Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online. Remember that no fee is charged to apply.
  3. Make sure to select the correct FAFSA year (see table above). Summer semester at Three Rivers College is treated as a trailer semester to the academic year. Students starting in Summer will need to submit a FAFSA for the current year, as well as the next year if planning to attend in the fall.
  4. Be sure to add the Three Rivers College school code 004713.
  5. Link your taxes using the FAFSA’s IRS Data Retrieval Tool (dependent students will also need to link parent tax information). Instructions for linking taxes are available on the IRS website and can be found here.
  6. For more information on how to complete the FAFSA, please contact the Office of Financial Aid, external locations, or refer to the Federal Student Aid Website.

Consideration for Extenuating Circumstances

If your or your family’s financial situation has changed significantly from what is reported on your FAFSA, you may be eligible to have your financial aid adjusted. (For example, if you’ve lost a job or otherwise experienced a reduction in income.) Income adjustments will not be made for students with a 0 EFC.

Extenuating Circumstances warranting Professional Judgment Consideration:

  • Loss of employment (must have been unemployed for at least 10 consecutive weeks)
  • Loss or significant change in income (change must have occurred for at least 10 consecutive weeks)
  • Separation or divorce
  • Death of a parent or student’s spouse after applying for Federal Student Aid
  • Unusually high medical expenses (not covered by insurance, exceeding 11% of adjusted gross income, and not claimed as a deduction on income taxes)

To request Professional Judgement Consideration, fill out and submit the 2021-22 Special Circumstance Request Form. This form is for the Fall 2021, Spring 2022, and Summer 2022 semesters.

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