How many exemptions did you claim?
This is question 38 on the paper FAFSA.
The answer to this question may be pre-filled with "Transferred from the IRS."
This question cannot be left blank if you (and if married, your spouse) filed or will file a 2017 income tax return.
If you filed (or if married, you and your spouse filed a joint tax return), the total exemptions can be found on:
IRS Form 1040 – Use Line: 6d.
IRS Form 1040A – Use Line: 6d.
IRS Form 1040EZ, and didn’t check either box on line 5, enter 01 if you are single, or 02 if you are married.
IRS Form 1040EZ, and checked either the "you" or "spouse" box on line 5, use 1040EZ worksheet line F to determine the number of exemptions ($4,050 equals one exemption).
If you are married, but filed or will file separate tax returns for 2017, add your and your spouse's exemptions.
Note: The line numbers above are from the IRS tax form, not from the W-2 form.