Tax information is required to complete the FAFSA.tax forms image by Chad McDermott from Fotolia.com
Gather all your financial and personal information. You must submit your Social Security number and previous year's tax return numbers. If you are under the age of 23, you must also have your parent's personal and financial information readily available unless you are married or supporting a child.
Filing online is the easiest way to complete your FAFSA.computer image by Orlando Florin Rosu from Fotolia.com
Log on to the Internet and access the FAFSA website. You can file your application completely online. If you do not have access to a computer, you may request a paper application by calling FAFSA's support number.
The PIN used to file your FAFSA is to make sure your private information is secure.id form image by Alexey Klementiev from Fotolia.com
Write down your PIN from the previous year's FAFSA application. If you forgot your PIN, you can request it from the PIN website by supplying the correct personal information when asked. You can also request a duplicate PIN if you wish.
The start button for the FAFSA application is the first step to updating your file.Start image by Ludovic LAN from Fotolia.com
Click the "Start" button on the homepage of the FAFSA website and then enter the required information. You will be taken to the next step, where you will inform the government that you wish to file a new FAFSA for the upcoming school year.
- 5). Click the "Start Current School Year" button after you enter the welcome screen of your FAFSA file. You should check the top of the page to make sure you are logged in to the correct account before proceeding.
A confirmation email will confirm your successful application.success image by yordan zahariev from Fotolia.com
Enter all requested information and then click "Submit FAFSA Application." Once they confirm your submission, you will have successfully changed the year for your FAFSA application.