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How do you update a FAFSA?

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Students can change or update their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by logging into their account and making the changes online or by writing their corrections on the paper Student Aid Report (SAR) and mailing it to the address provided with the SAR. In some cases, the school in which students plan to attend can make the changes online for them.

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to make changes to the FAFSA online, follow the steps below:

  1. Go to the FAFSA website
  2. Go to the FAFSA website and click on "Login." Enter either the user name and password or the full name, date of birth and Social Security number to log into the account.

  3. Go the My FAFSA page
  4. Once in the account, go to the "My FAFSA" page. Click on "Make FAFSA Corrections" to make any updates.

  5. Enter the FSA ID
  6. Enter the FSA ID, which is a user name and password, to obtain permission to make changes to the FAFSA.

  7. Make the changes
  8. Make any changes and updates to the FAFSA. Any mistakes that were made must be corrected. Social Security numbers cannot be changed; those who made a mistake should contact their school. A change in dependency status must also be updated. Schools may be added and removed form the FAFSA, but no more than 10 schools are allowed on the form.

  9. Submit the changes
  10. Submit the changes to FAFSA.

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