If you’ve just finished filing the FAFSA (the Free Application for Federal Student Aid), give yourself a pat on the back! Completing the FAFSA is a big task, and it can be a little daunting. Once you’re done, it’s a big item to check off of your to do list.
Filing the FAFSA is the only way to apply for federal student aid (such as federal student loans, scholarships, grants, and more). Once you hit submit, you’re one step closer to getting money for college.
However, it’s not uncommon to want to make a few changes to your FAFSA after you’ve filed. One common change students want to make is adding or removing schools that their FAFSA information is sent to. The list of schools that you’re interested in can change as you narrow down your list, or find new schools you’re interested in. Luckily, the FAFSA makes it easy to make these adjustments.
So, if you’re wondering if you can add schools after submitting your FAFSA, the answer is yes!
How to Add or Change Schools After Filing
Making these changes are easy, even after you’ve already submitted your FAFSA. The easiest way to update this information is to:
- Log in to your FAFSA online and enter your FSA ID (your login information and unique identifier to access this type of information).
- Go to your FAFSA page and click on “Make FAFSA Corrections.”
- Add or remove any schools you’d like using their Federal School Code.
- Once you’re happy with the list, submit the updates!
From there, it typically takes three to five days to process the update. If you filed the FAFSA via mail, you can also submit these changes by updating your paper SAR (Student Aid Report). Just write them in, sign your SAR, and send it to the address listed on the document.