Parent’s Last Name

Parent’s Last Name

This is question 61 and 65 on the paper Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) form.

Enter your parent’s last name exactly as it appears on his or her Social Security card. If your parent doesn’t have a last name, enter his or her proper first name, not a nickname.

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

To update the information on a Social Security card, call the Social Security Administration at 1-800-772-1213 (TTY for the deaf or hard of hearing 1-800-325-0778) or visit the Social Security Administration's website at

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