Correcting Errors on FAFSA Information
Upon receipt of the SAR, the student should review all information listed on the SAR and submit for processing any errors reported on the original FAFSA to the CPS.
In order to avoid registration holds or delays, verifications documents should be submitted no later than one week prior to the registration deadline. To avoid the cancellation of the student’s financial aid award, the final deadline for submitting verification documents is November 1.
An electronic summary of a student’s original FAFSA and any corrected FAFSA information will be sent from the CPS to the Institute. Once received, all FAFSA data, Verification Worksheets, and any supplemental verification documents will then be reviewed by the Financial Aid Office to verify the accuracy of the student’s FAFSA information and to calculate his/her eligibility for need-based financial aid.
If a student’s FAFSA information changes as a result of the verification process, the Financial Aid Office staff will:
- a) submit for processing changes to the FAFSA information determined to be in error*;
- b) recalculate the student’s Federal Pell Grant on the basis of the recalculated EFC;
- d) notify the student via CalArts email of any change to his/her financial aid package.
- c) adjust the student’s financial aid package on the basis of the recalculated EFC; and
*Note: Although the Financial Aid Office will be able to submit most changes to FAFSA information, on occasion it may be necessary for the student to submit changes directly to the CPS. In such cases, the Financial Aid Office will notify the student via CalArts email as to which data items must be corrected by the student and submitted for processing to the CPS.