Updating a fafsa
However, there are some instances in which you’ll want to (or be required to) change the information you reported.What kinds of changes can I make to my FAFSA Most information cannot be updated because it must be accurate as of the day you originally signed your FAFSA form.before you (and your parents, if you’re a dependent student) filed your 2015 taxes?If so, it’s time to return to your application to update the information you estimated with the actual numbers from your 2015 tax return.You may update your mailing address, email address, and other contact information if it has changed.There are certain items that you must update: If you want to make your FAFSA information available to an additional school after filing the FAFSA form, you may add that school’s Federal School Code.
If you filed a 1040X amended return, contact your school’s financial aid office to discuss whether it would be appropriate for the school to adjust the information on your FAFSA form.
The easiest way to update your tax information is by using the IRS Data Retrieval Tool (IRS DRT).
It allows you to transfer your tax information directly into your FAFSA!
Top You can find state deadlines at or on the FAFSA PDF.
Note that several states have financial aid programs with limited funds and therefore have a deadline of "as soon as possible [after the FAFSA form becomes available]." Some programs other than government or school aid require that you fill out and submit the FAFSA form.
Review the data that was transferred to your FAFSA, and click Next.