Great Advice for Parents 2022

The 2023–24 FAFSA form is made available on Oct. 1, 2022. Even if you submit it early, that doesn’t mean you’ll get an aid offer right away. Each school has a different schedule for awarding and paying out financial aid. Contact your school to find out what it is. Remember that your school disburses your aid, not the “FAFSA people” (the U.S. Department of Education’s office of Federal Student Aid). Contact your school’s financial aid office for details about when they send out aid offers. MAKE FAFSA CORRECTIONS IF NEEDED After your FAFSA form has been processed (which takes about three days), you can go back and submit a correction to certain fields. This includes correcting a typo or adding another school to receive your FAFSA information. Log in with your account username and password (FSA ID) at, and then select “Returning User.” You can add up to 10 schools at a time. If you’re applying to more than 10 schools, follow these steps. If you want to report significant changes in your family or financial situation, contact your school’s financial aid office. 5

Your confirmation will give you next steps after completing the FAFSA form.

NOTE: Parents of dependent students can’t initiate a FAFSA correction. Students have to begin the correction process by logging in with their FSA ID at , selecting “Returning Use/Log In” and creating a save key they can share with their parent.

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