Month and Year You Were Married, Separated, Divorced, or Widowed

Month and Year You Were Married, Separated, Divorced, or Widowed

This is question 17 on the paper Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) form.

This question can’t be left blank unless you’re single.

Enter the date you were married/remarried, separated, divorced, or widowed if you’re legally married, separated, divorced, or widowed on the day you submit your FAFSA form.


Use two numbers for the month and four numbers for the year. If the month is less than 10, enter a zero in front of the number. Don’t include a slash (/). For example, if you were married in August 1989, enter 081989.

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