If you want to list more than 10 colleges, wait until you receive the Student Aid Report (SAR). This is a sign that the colleges and universities you listed on the FAFSA have received your FAFSA information.
Note: Generally, you are not eligible to receive federal student aid from two different schools when you are attending two different schools at the same time.
The information you report on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid ( FAFSA ®) form is sent to each school you list. You don’t need to apply for admission to a school before you list it on your FAFSA form; you can list all the schools to which you have applied or might apply.
To add schools to your FAFSA, simply: Go to FAFSA.gov. Enter your Login information. Select the option to “Make FAFSA Corrections”. Go to the section where you’ve listed colleges and add the new school code(s). Hit Submit. Follow up!
Colleges today have no ability to see other colleges listed on your FAFSA, nor the order in which they are listed. Therefore, it usually makes absolutely no difference how you list schools on your FAFSA.
When you submit the FAFSA you can list 10 schools at a time. If you want to add different schools, you can replace schools with new ones after the fact. But if you make additional changes afterward, the removed schools won’t receive any updates. Here is a list of the Federal School Codes available.
If you submitted your Free Application for Federal Student Aid ( FAFSA ) online using FAFSA on the Web, then the U.S. Department of Education will process your application within 3-5 days. Once your FAFSA is processed by Federal Student Aid, your SAR is sent to the colleges that you listed on your FAFSA.
You may have heard the term “dual enrollment,” which sometimes refers to high school students who are also taking classes at a local college. However, dual enrollment can also refer to students attending two colleges. Students can opt to simultaneously take classes at a community college and a four-year university.
The Federal Pell Grant Program provides need-based grants to low-income undergraduates. NOTE: You may not receive Pell Grant funds from two schools for the same semester. If this happens, one of the schools would be required to cancel your award, and you may owe money back to the school(s).
The financial aid awarded based on the FAFSA can be used to pay for the college’s full cost of attendance, which includes tuition and fees. The financial aid will be based on financial need, which is usually less than the cost of attendance.
|Type of Aid||Average Amount||Maximum Amount|
|Federal Pell Grant||$4,310||$6,345|
|Federal Direct Stafford Loan||$5,800 (dependent) $7,630 (independent)||$5,500 to $7,500 (dependent) $9,500 to $12,500 (independent)|
|Federal Work-Study||$2,340||No maximum $4,000 (90th percentile)|
|Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant||$670||$4,000|
If you don’t end up applying or getting accepted to a school, the school can just disregard your FAFSA form. You can add up to 10 schools at a time.
You can list up to 10 colleges on your Free Application for Federal Student Aid ( FAFSA ). You will be given the option to Make FAFSA Corrections. Remove some of the colleges listed on your FAFSA, add the additional school codes, and submit the corrections for processing.
Call 1-800-4-FED-AID (1-800-433-3243) and give them the Data Release Number (DRN) from your SAR. They will then delete the old colleges and add the new colleges for you. You can also give the DRN to a college and the college can add itself to your FAFSA.
If you’ve received your Student Aid Report (SAR) and realized that something on your FAFSA ® is incorrect, it’s not too late to make changes. You can change most information on your FAFSA ® until it closes for the year or before your schools designated deadline.