A lot can happen after you submit your FAFSA. Watch your email carefully for anything from the folks at FAFSA or from the college you plan to attend.
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 colleges ask.
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.
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Kim Nauer is the founder of UnderstandingFAFSA.org and a higher education expert at The New School. Her latest questions: How does anyone read a financial aid letter? And will this all-new FAFSA in the fall really be simpler?