You can take certain additional steps that may get your application processed faster than it would be otherwise.For example, if you receive the notice of your biometrics appointment and don’t want to wait until the appointment time, you could go to the Application Support Center that’s listed on the notice and try to get a walk-in appointment.(The paper and PDF FAFSAs have space for only four schools, while the online FAFSA allows 10 to be listed.) If you add an eleventh school, the new school code overwrites a previous school code.
You could also try taking the steps described in NILC’s to submit an application for DACA at this time, while you’re waiting to see what the Trump administration decides about the DACA program you can gather any supporting documents that you will have to submit with your application if and when you apply.
You can also fill out the application forms so they will be ready to file.
You should speak to the financial aid office at the school you plan to attend if there will be a significant change in your or your parent’s income for the present year or if your family has other circumstances that cannot be reported on the FAFSA.
You may update your mailing address, email address, and other contact information if it has changed. Note: No more than 10 schools may be listed on your FAFSA at one time.
The school removed from the list will not have automatic access to any new information you provide after you’ve removed that school.
Last updated JANUARY 24, 2017Many of us are concerned about what could happen to the DACA program—and to DACA recipients—under President Trump’s administration. During his campaign, Trump said that he intends to end the DACA program.
Three months from now the DACA program may have been terminated, and we don’t know what USCIS will do about pending applications.
It’s possible not only that your application will not be approved, but that you may lose the 5 application fee.On the other hand, there are scenarios under which submitting your application now may have positive results.
If you it, immigration authorities already have the information on your original application, so there is less risk in submitting the renewal application than in submitting a first-time application.
Because we don’t know what might happen to DACA under the Trump administration, we recommend that you consult with an immigration attorney or a Board of Immigration Appeals–accredited representative before submitting a renewal application.
Beginning February 21, 2017, USCIS will no longer accept applications submitted on any earlier version of the form.