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Common FAFSA Mistakes

Common FAFSA Mistakes

 

  • Not filing early enough—WOU’s priority deadline for 2016-17 was February 1
  • Not entering your name exactly as it appears on your social security card
  • Not correctly reporting your parents’ marital status
  • Not using the Data Retrieval Tool to report your federal tax information
  • Entering the wrong anticipated year in school or wrong degree being pursued
  • Not having both student and parent signatures on the FAFSA
  • Completing the wrong year’s FAFSA
  • Making changes on your FAFSA after you’ve been awarded financial aid

 

For a full listing of common FAFSA errors, check out NASFAA’s FAFSA tips https://www.nasfaa.org/fafsa_tips