How to Answer FAFSA Question #36: Student & Spousal Adjusted Gross Income

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36. What was your (and spouse’s) adjusted gross income for 2016? Adjusted gross income is on IRS Form 1040—line 37; 1040A—line 21; or 1040EZ—line 4.

Why are they asking this information?

Your Adjusted Gross Income is considered to be your true income after certain deductions.

How to answer this question / fill out this section

This figure can be found on either Line 37 (1040), Line 21 (1040A), or Line 4 (1040EZ) of your Federal tax return. Students who are married, but file separate returns will need to combine their AGIs from their individual return for this field.


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