What if I am recently widowed?

What if I am recently widowed?

The FAFSA asks for marital status as of the day you fill it out, but it asks for income and tax return information from 2017. Therefore, your marital status may be different than it was when you filed your tax return.

If you recently became widowed, you'll need to subtract the tax return information for your spouse to correctly answer the FAFSA questions only about yourself.

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