All Things FAFSA… the form and its resultant EFC calculation.
Get your Federal Student Aid (FSA ID). The student and maybe ONE parent must each get separate FSA IDs before they can proceed.
To help you determine whether your child is a ‘dependent’ for student aid purposes, you are presented with 13 questions numbered from 46 to 58 on page 5 of the 2019-2020 FAFSA.
When asked ‘paper or plastic?’ you should prefer paper. Download and print the 2019-2020 paper FAFSA for a great conceptual overview!