How to Avoid Common Errors

How to Avoid Common Errors Completing the FAFSA

Below are suggestions for avoiding common errors made by students when filling out the FAFSA. Errors can delay processing your forms, which could delay receipt of financial aid.

Common errors:

  • COMPLETE EVERYTHING. DO NOT LEAVE ANY LINE BLANK. Instructions listed on the FAFSA pertain to students enrolled at Yale School of Medicine.
  • Be sure you have a Social Security number. No FAFSA will be processed if you don’t have one.  
  • Be sure to provide all income, earnings, benefits and asset information.
  • Yale University - FAFSA code of 001426.
  • For more FAFSA tips & common errors visit here: https://www.nasfaa.org/fafsa_tips