What if my current spouse is different from the spouse listed on my 2016 tax return?


The FAFSA asks for marital status as of the day you fill it out, but it asks for income and tax return information from 2016. Therefore, your marital status may be different than it was when you filed your tax return.

If you filed a joint tax return for 2016 but you are married to a different person when you fill out the FAFSA, you will need to subtract your former spouse's tax return information, and then add your current spouse's 2016 tax return information to correctly answer the FAFSA questions about yourself and your current spouse.

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