Spring is almost here. The first wave of college acceptance letters will soon arrive. This is the moment to make sure your colleges have the information they need to send you a financial aid offer.
A lot can happen after you submit your FAFSA. Watch your email carefully for anything from the folks at FAFSA or from the colleges you wish to attend. There may be questions you need to answer. Now is the time to make sure everything is in order. There are two common issues after you file the FAFSA:
There is missing or incomplete information on your FAFSA. It’s important to fix this as soon as you can. Your FAFSA information has to be verified by the colleges. You’ll need to provide additional information or paperwork to prove your information is true. Need some help? Check out these two quick-reads from our FAFSA guide: Show Me the Money:
You’ve finished filling out the FAFSA form online. Now you need to make sure your FAFSA is processed accurately. Here is what to expect and what to do if your FAFSA needs more work. Get Answers: FAFSA Verification:
Are you being asked to prove your FAFSA information is true? Don’t worry. This is a process called “verification,” and it’s common. But it is important to respond to the questions your colleges ask. Here is what to do next. **********
Educators: Looking for info to share with your students? Our PDF packets make great handouts. They are available in ten languages, making it easy to communicate with all students and families.
[FAFSA Follow-up English] [FAFSA Follow-up Spanish] [FAFSA Follow-up Arabic] [FAFSA Follow-up Bengali] [FAFSA Follow-up Chinese] [FAFSA Follow-up French] [FAFSA Follow-up Haitian Creole] [FAFSA Follow-up Korean] [FAFSA Follow-up Russian] [FAFSA Follow-up Urdu]