Last Updated on February 28, 2022 by Anne-Sophie ReinhardtWrong information on your FAFSA can cost you your financial aid, but the good news is that it is not too late to be making your corrections. This includes correcting or updating information.
- 1 More information on FAFSA:
- 2 How can you correct a mistake on FAFSA?
- 3 What to update if your situation has changed?
- 4 How to make corrections to your FAFSA after submitting?
- 5 How long will it take my school to receive my FAFSA corrections?
- 6 Conclusion
More information on FAFSA:
- What is FAFSA?
- What do I need to fill out my FAFSA?
- How do I submit my FAFSA?
- What happens after I submit my FAFSA?
- How to make corrections to my FAFSA after submitting it?
- How do I renew my FAFSA as a single mother?
How can you correct a mistake on FAFSA?If you entered incorrect information on your FAFSA from the day you signed it, then you can correct certain mistakes in your information. But there are a few things you cannot make changes to:
- Your Social Security Number (SSN)
- Your financial information
- Your marital status
What to update if your situation has changed?Some information cannot be updated because it needs to be correct from the day you signed the FAFSA form. You can update information like your postal address, email address and contact information.
But the following information is required to be updated at all times:
- Changes in your dependency status except marital status changes.
- Changes in the number of people in your parents’ household or your household.
- Changes in the number of people in your parents’ household or your household that are attending college.
How to make corrections to your FAFSA after submitting?You can easily make changes to your FAFSA using one of the methods below:
- FAFSA Corrections Online
- Go to fafsa.gov.
- Log in and enter your FSA ID.
- On the “My FAFSA” page, click “Make FAFSA Corrections”.
- Create a save key.
- Correct or update your information.
- Submit your new information, and you are done.
- FAFSA Corrections via Paper
- FAFSA Corrections via Phone