For the past few months Nishe’ has been battling with her FAFSA. She made a mistake on it that has turned into a bit of an annoying ordeal. Well we both did. We weren’t paying attention and mistakenly put that she made income in 2017 when she didn’t. You would think that it would be a simple fix. You know just say hey I made a mistake go correct the form and then move on. But it really isn’t that simple. Turns out when you make this mistake you have to go through a whole bunch to fix it. You have to get a form and send it to the IRS. It’s called a 4506T. You either have to get it mailed to you or print it out. Once you print it out you then have to mail it to the IRS and within 3-4 weeks you will get a response from the IRS. Well we have sent this form twice and twice we have been told that there was something wrong with it. But wait there is a third option you can do it electronically but you have to owe debt in order to do it. Which my daughter figured out she can do it since she now has student loan debt. Now we are waiting for an activation code.
This whole thing has turned into a way bigger headache than I needed it to be but we made the mistake and now we have to figure out how to fix it. But I figured why do other people have to make the same mistake we made. So I’m going to tell you what to do to avoid this mistake. I highly doubt anyone else will make this mistake but I could be wrong.
- Read The FAFSA form very carefully and take your time. If you try to rush through it you are bound to make a mistake.
- Remember the FAFSA form goes two years back. I never realized this until we made the mistake. So just know that the form is asking for information about two years ago.
- Check your FAFSA as often as possible. That way you can catch any mistakes as soon as possible.
- Proof every part of the FAFSA. Look for any mistakes. Even a minor mistake can turn into a long ordeal.
If you do all of these things it should make the Fasfa experience go easier and smoother than the situation we are dealing with. We are hoping to get it straighten out as quickly as possible because we are al ready for her to get back to getting her education.