What if my current spouse is different from the spouse listed on my 2018 tax return?

What if my current spouse is different from the spouse listed on my 2018 tax return?

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) form asks for marital status as of the day you fill it out, but it also asks for income and tax return information from 2018. Therefore, your marital status might be different than it was when you filed your tax return.

If you filed a joint tax return for 2018 but you’re married to a different person when you fill out the FAFSA form, you’ll need to subtract your former spouse's tax return information, and then add your current spouse's 2018 tax return information to correctly answer the FAFSA questions about yourself and your current spouse.

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