Filed Your Taxes? Correct Your FAFSA! | Federal Student Aid

Filed Your Taxes? Correct Your FAFSA!

Did you or your parent(s) report estimated information on your 2014–15 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®)? If so, it’s time to correct that information to match your 2013 taxes.

If you or your parent(s) indicated on the FAFSA that you hadn’t yet filed a 2013 tax return but planned to, the FAFSA will have asked you to provide estimated tax information. Here’s what you need to do in order to correct the estimated information:

  • Log in at www.fafsa.gov.
  • Click on “Make FAFSA Corrections.”
  • Change tax filing status from “Will File” to “Already Completed.”
  • Follow the FAFSA’s guidance to determine whether you’re eligible to use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool to import tax information from the federal tax return automatically.
  • If you aren’t eligible to use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool, you must manually enter your tax information to reflect the filed 2013 tax return.
  • Follow the FAFSA’s guidance to submit the corrections.

Remember, the sooner you provide correct information on your FAFSA, the sooner you’ll receive a final, accurate aid offer from the financial aid office(s) at the school(s) you listed on the FAFSA.

Get more information about providing financial information on your FAFSA and about using the IRS Data Retrieval Tool.