Your Last Name

Your Last Name

This is question 1 on the paper Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) form.

Enter your last name exactly as it appears on your Social Security card. You can include suffixes (Jr., Sr., III, etc.) in the last name.

You can only use letters (A–Z), numbers (0–9), periods (.), apostrophes ('), dashes (-), or blanks (spaces). No other characters are allowed.

The first character must be a letter, and the second character can’t be a number.

If your last name is too long to fit in the field, enter as many characters as you can.

For assistance with updating the information on a Social Security card, call the Social Security Administration (SSA) at 1-800-772-1213 (TTY for the deaf or hard of hearing 1-800-325-0778) or visit the SSA's website.

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