FAFSA Filing Assistance
How do I know if I need help filing my FAFSA?
Visit Student Services before filing the FAFSA if:
- You made corrections to your FAFSA more than once last year
- You filed your FAFSA this year and are unsure of what correction to make (Note: if you need to make corrections to your FAFSA more than once, please seek assistance to insure additional corrections are needed)
- Your family situation has changed, or you have a non-traditional family situation:
- Your marital status has changed (you got married within the last year, or you’ve separated or divorced in the last year)
- Parents are married, but not living together
- Parents live together, but are not married
- Your parents are recently remarried
- Your family size has increased significantly in the last year
- You are providing more than 50% of financial support for adult parents
- You are providing more than 50% of financial support for children or step-children and want to make sure your family size is correct on the FAFSA
Visit the Financial Aid Toolkit for more information about updates to the FAFSA for 2014-15.
Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) Reforms Federal Financial Aid for Same-Sex Couples and their Children
In June 2013, the Supreme Court of the United States struck down the Defense of Marriage Act. If you are unsure how this impacts you, the filing of your FAFSA or your financial aid eligibility, please contact Student Services for assistance.
"The Court’s decision means that the incomes of both spouses in a same-sex marriage will now be taken into consideration for students of same-sex couples applying for financial aid or currently paying off student loans. Married gay students will also be able to count their spouses’ income in applying for aid. The new federal regulations affect all legally-married gay couples and all children of married gay couples, regardless of whether they attend college in states that do not recognize same-sex marriages," said Karen McCarthy, a policy analyst for the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators.