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Instructions are provided for each Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) question in the “Tool Tips” section on the right side of the page. When additional instructions are available, “Tool Tips” will include a “More” hyperlink.

To access “Tool Tips,” you must do the following:

  • For questions that have an answer box, place your cursor in the box.
  • For questions with radio buttons, place your cursor over one of the two options.
  • For questions that have a dropdown option, place your cursor on the dropdown box.
  • For questions that have a check box option, place your focus on the check box.

You can also use your keyboard’s tab key to move from field to field. The “Tool Tips” will change as you move from one FAFSA question to another.

If you can’t access the “Tool Tips,” use the search function in the upper, right-hand corner of the page to find specific information for each question.

If you review the help provided and still have questions about the FAFSA form, you can view additional help options by selecting “Help” at the top of any page.

The following help topics relate to questions that might be asked on the “Parent Finances - Corrections” page. Not all questions display for all students.

As of today, what is the marital status of your parents?

Month and Year Your Parents Were Married, Separated, Divorced, or Widowed

Which parent’s information will be provided?

Parent’s Social Security Number

Parent’s Last Name

Parent’s First Initial

Parent’s Date of Birth

Your Parents’ Email Address

Reenter Your Parents' Email Address

What is your parents' state of legal residence?

Did your parents become legal residents of their state before Jan. 1, 2015?

Month and Year Your Parents Became Legal Residents

Your Parents’ Number of Family Members in 2020–21 (Household Size)

Parents’ Children

Parents’ Other Dependents

How many people in your parents’ household will be college students in 2020–21?

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