It is peremptory to keep the information provided by applicants in FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) forms contemporized and updated. Students may find it necessary to change FAFSA information in allegiance with changing conditions.
Updating FAFSA Information
Following are the instances in which FAFSA forms are supposed to be updated.
Correction of wrong information
Students may mistakenly put in wrong information in FAFSA forms. Upon realization of mistake, it is required by the students to correct the information that was misrepresented/ misstated.
However, it is not possible to change the Student Security Number (SSN) on web. If students misstated SSN, then in such instance, students may need to consult the financial aid departments of their respective schools in assuring whether they ought to submit new FAFSA forms.
Change in circumstances/situations
There are certain items that students may update owing to the change in circumstances.
- Students may contemporize their mailing addresses, Email addresses or any other contact information if that have been changed.
- Students are required to update their dependency statuses. For example in case of pregnancy or change in legal guardianship status. However, in the instance of change in marital status, students are required to consult financial aid departments to assure whether the information should be updated.
- Students must deem it imperative to update FAFSA information in the instance of change in the number of family members in the parents’ household of students or their own household. However, this information is updated if (and only if) the students are selected for verification.
- Students must reckon it important to contemporize the information if there is change in number of individuals in parents’ household who are in college or individuals (who are in college) in students’ own household. However, this information is updated if (and only if) the students are selected for verification.
Change in Federal school codes
If students wish to make available FAFSA information to additional schools after they have filed FAFSA, it is required by the students to add Federal School codes of respective schools.