How to Delete a FAFSA Application

How to Delete a FAFSA Application

You can delete all information entered in your Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA, by selecting the "Clear All" button at the bottom of the application, but this only works if you haven't yet submitted your application for student aid. Saved applications get deleted automatically after 45 days, or when the federal application or correction deadline passes. Once you submit your FAFSA application, you can't go back and delete the information submitted or change the Social Security number associated with the application. However, you can access your submitted application and make any necessary corrections, delete schools and update entries if information, such as your dependency status, financial situation or number of people in your household, changes.

1 Delete a Saved Application

2 Access

Access the FAFSA website and click the "Login" link. Provide the necessary credentials to log in, including your first and last name, Social Security number and birth date.

3 Select the tab for the year of the application

Select the tab for the year of the application you want to delete.

4 Click the Continue'' button

Click the "Continue" button.

5 Provide the password

Provide the password you created when you initially saved your application and press the "Next" button.

6 Click the Clear All Data button and select OK

Click the "Clear All Data" button and select "OK" to confirm that you want to delete your application. Once you delete the application, you must start a new FAFSA if you decide to submit one later.

7 Correct a Submitted Application

8 Click the Login link

Access the FAFSA website and click the "Login" link. Provide your first and last name, Social Security number and date of birth in the provided fields.

9 Select the option

Select the option to "Make FAFSA Corrections."

10 Enter your FAFSA PIN number

Enter your FAFSA PIN number when requested to do so. If you don't remember your PIN number, you can request a new one by clicking the "Request a Duplicate PIN" link, or access the Request a Duplicate PIN website and provide your information.

11 Make any necessary corrections

Make any necessary corrections and delete any information you want to remove from your application. When you save the changes and submit the form, the updated information is sent to the schools you selected in the application.

12 Click the Save button

Click the "Save" button to save your changes.

  • Avoid changing vital information, such as your financial and marriage status, unless you entered incorrect information on the day of the original submission. The fields that you shouldn't change include the text, "on the day you submitted your FAFSA."
  • If you need a hard copy of the application to make corrections to information that you can't edit online, such as a Social Security number, you can call a financial aid representative and request to have an application mailed to you.

Avery Martin holds a Bachelor of Music in opera performance and a Bachelor of Arts in East Asian studies. As a professional writer, she has written for, Samsung and IBM. Martin contributed English translations for a collection of Japanese poems by Misuzu Kaneko. She has worked as an educator in Japan, and she runs a private voice studio out of her home. She writes about education, music and travel.