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 have to 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 “Student Demographics—Corrections” page. Not all questions display for all students.
Your Last Name
Your First Name
Your Middle Initial
Your Social Security Number
Your Date of Birth
Are you male or female?
Your Permanent Mailing Address
Your ZIP code
What is your state of legal residence?
Did you become a legal resident of your state before January 1, 2015?
Month and Year You Became a Legal Resident
Your Telephone Number
Your Email Address
Reenter Your Email Address
What is your marital status?
Month and Year You Were Married, Separated, Divorced, or Widowed
Do you have driver's license information that you want to provide?
Your Driver's License Number
Your Driver's License State
Are you a U.S. citizen?
Your Alien Registration Number
Are you registered with the Selective Service System?
Do you want us to register you with the Selective Service System?
What will your high school completion status be when you begin college in the 2020–21 school year?
What will your college grade level be when you begin the 2020–21 school year?
What college degree or certificate will you be working on when you begin the 2020–21 school year?
Are you interested in being considered for work-study?
Will you have your first bachelor's degree before you begin the 2020–21 school year?
Are you a foster youth or were you at any time in the foster care system?
Highest School Your Parent Completed
Have you ever received federal student aid?
Have you been convicted for the possession or sale of illegal drugs for an offense that occurred while you were receiving federal student aid (grants, work-study, and/or loans)?
Have all of your federal or state drug-related convictions been removed from your record?
Did the offense for possessing or selling illegal drugs occur during a period of enrollment for which you were receiving federal student aid (grants, work-study, and/or loans)?
Have you completed an acceptable drug rehabilitation program since your last conviction?
How many convictions do you have for possessing drugs?
What was the date of your conviction for possessing drugs?
What was the date of your last conviction for possessing drugs?
How many convictions do you have for selling drugs?
What was the date of your conviction for selling drugs?