Can I Apply to a School that Wasn’t Listed on my FAFSA? | 05.06.10

Posted in FAFSA, Financial Aid By Evan Jacobs

Did you know you can list up to ten schools on your FAFSA form? Most people only tab 2-3, and very few people use up all ten spots. Unfortunately, some people don’t realize until after they have submitted their FAFSA that the college they want (or need) to attend wasn’t listed.

Fortunately, you are not out of luck, and you can add a school to your FAFSA after the fact. Let me show you how:

First, if you have your pin number from the Department of Education, you can visit www.fafsa.ed.gov and select the option to Add or Delete a School Code.

If you can’t find your PIN, you can use your Student Aid Report, and call the Department of Education at 1-800-433-3243. (If you don’t have your report, the DOE can provide you with a duplicate.) You will need the following information:

  • Social Security number
  • The Data Release Number (listed on your Aid Report)
  • Your transaction number (also listed on the SAR)

If you listed the full ten schools on your original FAFSA, both of the aforementioned processes will require you to remove one of the previously named colleges from your list.


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