Please avoid these two FAFSA mistakes at all costs:

  • Don’t put “Student” info in the “Parent” section or vice versa. Each gets different treatment. When you file online, the Parent financial information comes first, after the student demographics. The Student financial information is last.
  • Don’t brag. The FAFSA is the one piece of the college application process where you get to let your hair down. Generally speaking, you do not want to impress anyone with your FAFSA. Spend your cash before you file. Don’t exaggerate your income. If you have the financial equivalent of a muffin top, this is the place to rock it.

And of course, enter your driver’s license and Social Security information correctly.