Information will be transferred from the IRS directly into the FAFSA with this option.We recommend printing the “FAFSA on the Web” submission confirmation page as proof of completion. One of the most commonly requested documents is a tax transcript. If you have any FAFSA filing questions, you can contact FAFSA customer service agents at 800-433-3243, get online help or you can check out Federal Student Aid’s You Tube Channel for short, informational videos on the process.If you submit a paper FAFSA, you can check the status once it has been processed, which takes anywhere from seven to 10 days after the date you mailed the form.
From there, the financial aid offices at each school will use the information you provided to figure out how much federal student aid you qualify for at their school.
Plus, if the school you applied to has additional funding opportunities, they’ll use your FAFSA information to determine whether or not you’re eligible for that as well.
Now, learn the next steps in the process of obtaining financial aid.
Once you’ve submitted your FAFSA online, you are immediately able to check its status.
There are certain items that you must update: If you want to make your FAFSA information available to an additional school after filing the FAFSA form, you may add that school’s Federal School Code.