Once you file the FAFSA indicating that you are single, you will not be able to change that information until you file the FAFSA again for the following year.
You can make this correction at and add the school code 001083.
The marital status and living arrangements of a student’s biological and adoptive parents determines whether the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) requires financial and demographic information from one or both parents.
For federal student aid purposes, a student’s parents are not limited to just biological parents.
An adoptive parent is treated in the same manner as a biological parent on the FAFSA.
If you need to make corrections on the FAFSA, they can be made on-line at gov.
Click “Start Now.” Corrections can also be made on the Student Aid Report (SAR) that is mailed to the student after the FAFSA is processed.
The SAR should be returned to the Federal Processor. Your Social Security Number (SSN) and name must be correct on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
If you made a mistake when entering your name, you may submit corrections by accessing your SAR at and select Make Corrections to a Processed FAFSA.
You will need to make corrections indicating that you now have a dependent either by using you Student Aid Report (SAR) or by using
If you also have childcare expenses, you may want to complete a Budget Re-evaluation form and turn it into the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid.
This form can be downloaded from our webpage at Scholarships and Financial Aid Forms.
Federal guidelines do not allow for you to update marital status in the middle of an awarding year.