Do you have unanswered questions about the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) process?

Get in-depth information about the FAFSA® form and what to expect after you submit your application.

FAFSA® Help

Find answers to common questions that FAFSA® filers may have.

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I’m getting an error when I enter the save key. What should I do?
The signature page is blank. What should I do?
Which FAFSA® form should I file?
How can my parent fill out the FAFSA if they can’t use my FSA ID?
Why do I have to submit my 2017 tax and income information on my 2019–20 FAFSA form?
What do I do if my FSA ID email address hasn’t been verified?
What do I do if I forgot my FSA ID username and password?

 


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Getting Started

Help with the FAFSA® process before you begin.
What is the FAFSA® form?
Am I eligible to receive financial aid?
What is an FSA ID and will I need it to complete the FAFSA® form?
Which FAFSA® form do I need to fill out?
What will I need to fill out the FAFSA® form?
How long will it take to fill out the FAFSA® form?
What are the deadlines for filling out the FAFSA® form?

FSA ID

Help using the FSA ID—a username and password you use on Federal Student Aid websites.
What is an FSA ID and will I need it to complete the FAFSA® form?
How can my parent fill out the FAFSA® form if he or she can’t use my FSA ID?
How can I fill out a FAFSA® form if I can’t use parent’s FSA ID?
What if I forgot my FSA ID username and password?
How do I unlock my FSA ID?
I received an error that my name, date of birth, and Social Security number listed on my FAFSA® form do not match my FSA ID. What does that mean?
How do I update my FSA ID email or mailing address?

Parents

Help for your parents if they will be working on your FAFSA® form.
Will I need my parent’s information?
How can my parent fill out the FAFSA® form if he or she can’t use my FSA ID?
How can I fill out a FAFSA® form if I can’t use parent’s FSA ID?
Can my parent and I share the same FSA ID?
How can my parents and I fill out a FAFSA® form if we live apart from each other?
Does filling out a FAFSA® form obligate my parents to pay for my school?
What if my parents have more than one child in college at the same time?

How Do I…?

Help with the most common questions about the FAFSA® process.
How do I correct my FAFSA® form?
How do I use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool?
How do I add a college?
How do I sign my FAFSA® form?
How can my parents and I fill out a FAFSA® form if we live apart from each other?
I can’t correct my FAFSA® form because my name, date of birth, and/or Social Security number is incorrect. What should I do?
How do I submit a FAFSA® form if I’m from the Pacific Islands?
How do I view my Student Aid Report?
How do I transfer my FAFSA® information to my state?

After the FAFSA® Form: Next Steps

Help with what happens after you submit your FAFSA® form.
I submitted my FAFSA® form. What happens next?
How do I check the status of my FAFSA® form?
When can I expect to hear from my colleges about my financial aid package?
Will I need to fill out the FAFSA® form each year?
What is a Renewal FAFSA® form?

 


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