How do you reorder your list of colleges on the FAFSA?

Question

I am a senior in high school who just finished the 2017-2018 FAFSA. On the section where I put my colleges in order of how interested I am in attending, I made a rough lineup. After completing the form sometime later, I forgot to reorder the list of colleges, and unfortunately, my new number one school currently sits quite low on the old list. I was wondering if there was some way to fix this, even though I already submitted the FAFSA.

Answer

Glad to hear that you already submitted your 2017-18 FAFSA!

Yes, you can reorder your list of colleges on the FAFSA.

If you have your FSA ID, you can go back to your FAFSA on fafsa.ed.gov and reorder your listing with your preferred order.

In fact, you can add, delete or change the listed schools by updating the information on FAFSA on the Web. To do this, select “Make FAFSA Corrections” after logging in, then go to the “School Selection” page.

You can also change the list of colleges by calling the Federal Student Aid Information Center at 1-800-4-FED-AID (1-800-433- 3243). You will need to have your data release number (DRN) from the Student Aid Report (SAR) when calling. You can also add a school by giving their DRN to the school. Do not confuse the DRN with the Federal Student Aid (FSA) ID. The FSA ID is used to file the FAFSA, access personal information on the National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS) and to sign the FAFSA and federal education loan promissory notes electronically.

This is a process that you, as the student, must initiate.