Hi everyone. This is my first time posting on college confidential.
I recently completed the main part of my college applications. I've sent my SAT/ACT/first quarter senior grades, common app and supplements. I have my accounts for all of my colleges, and nothing is missing.
I come from a very low income household, I live with my single mother, who is unemployed and has been for several months. When she was employed, she worked only part time, and made very little money, such that she didn't have to pay taxes.
I know that I have to fill out the FAFSA in January, and that I have to fill out the CSS and send it to my colleges before December, but a lot of financial aid websites say they also require you to send in 2011 tax returns and "W2" Forms. My mother and I have never had to fill out any of these documents, given our economic situation.
I am completely stressing out about that, what do I do? Do I need to email all of my colleges and explain this to them? They list these documents as requirements.