How to Apply – Common FAFSA Errors

  1. The FAFSA has not been signed by both the applicant and the parent using their FSA ID.
  2. Incorrectly entered Social Security number results in a non-match with the Social Security Administration’s records.
  3. Both the student and the parent included the student in “Number of Exemptions Claimed”.
  4. Student incorrectly indicates that he or she is in legal guardianship. Legal guardianship is a legal proceeding by which an individual other than a minor child’s parent is made responsible for that child’s custody and care.
  5. WWC has not been listed to receive the FAFSA results! Our school code is 002979.
  6. The 2017-2018 FAFSA is completed with 2016 tax information.  Make sure you are using 2015 federal income tax information to complete the 2017-2018 FAFSA.

Here are some further resources for checking your FAFSA: