Financial Aid Help Center

Northeast State’s Financial Aid Help Center assists students in completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid or FAFSA.  This assistance is offered to prospective students who have applied for admission to Northeast State as well as current students who are returning for additional terms. The Center is located in C2406 on the Blountville Campus and is open Monday – Friday, 8 am to 4:30 pm. 

Appointments for FAFSA assistance are required.

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What You Need to Bring to Appointment

In order to begin your FAFSA, you must determine if you are a dependent or independent student. 

To be considered an independent student, you must meet at least ONE of the following criteria:

  • Be 24 years of age or older when you file the FAFSA.
  • Be an orphan or a ward of the court.
  • Be a US military veteran.
  • Be a graduate or professional student.
  • Be married.
  • Have legal dependents of your own. 

Items needed to complete the 2020-21 FAFSA:

  • An FSA ID. This is different from the pin that was created prior to May 10, 2015, and is used to sign your FAFSA.  If student is dependent, parent must also have an FSA ID. To create, go to It may also be obtained during the appointment. However, completing this step before your appointment will allow more time to focus on your FAFSA application during your appointment.
  • If you are a dependent student, bring a copy of 2018 tax returns for students and parents. If independent, bring a copy of 2018 tax returns for student and/or spouse.
  • Copy of 2018 W-2s for student and/or parents or spouse.
  • List of all untaxed income received in the household, child support received and/or paid, VA disability, worker’s compensation, housing allowances, IRA accounts, etc.
  • Social Security card.
  • If a dependent student, the student must know or have the parental date of marriage/divorce, date of residency, birth dates, and parental Social Security numbers.
  • If an orphan or ward of the court, the student must submit documentation.
  • If the student or parents have stocks, bonds, CDs, trust fund, real estate, partnerships, etc., please have the net value (fair market value – debt = net value) of each.
  • Student and parent e-mail addresses. 

    For assistance with the FAFSA, please email For your convenience we have FSA ID, FAFSA and IRS Data Retrieval Tool videos below. 

    No mailed, e-mailed, or faxed copies of the above items can be accepted by the Financial Aid Help Center. All documentation must be supplied by the student at the time of the appointment. 

    Financial Aid Information