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If the student is a dependent student, complete the student and parents columns on the checklist. If the student is an independent student and married, complete the student and spouse columns on the checklist. Otherwise, complete just the student column on the checklist.
Keep copies of all documents used to complete the FAFSA including a copy of the summary and confirmation pages (if the FAFSA is submitted online) or a copy of the completed FAFSA (if a print or PDF version of the FAFSA is filed), as well as a copy of the Student Aid Report (SAR).
Download the PDF: FAFSA Documents Checklist