34 CFR 668.55 - Updating information.

§ 668.55 Updating information.

(a) If an applicant's dependency status changes at any time during the award year, the applicant must update FAFSA information, except when the update is due to a change in his or her marital status.


(1) An applicant who is selected for verification of the number of persons in his or her household (household size) or the number of those in the household who are attending postsecondary institutions (number in college) must update those items to be correct as of the date of verification, except when the update is due to a change in his or her marital status.

(2) Notwithstanding paragraph (b)(1) of this section, an applicant is not required to provide documentation of household size or number in college during a subsequent verification of either item if the information has not changed.

(c) An institution may require an applicant to update FAFSA information under paragraph (a) or (b) of this section for a change in the applicant's marital status if the institution determines the update is necessary to address an inequity or to reflect more accurately the applicant's ability to pay.

Approved by the Office of Management and Budget under control number 1845-0041)
(Authority: 20 U.S.C. 1094)

Title 34 published on 2015-12-04

The following are ALL rules, proposed rules, and notices (chronologically) published in the Federal Register relating to 34 CFR Part 668 after this date.

  • 2017-03-10; vol. 82 # 46 - Friday, March 10, 2017
    1. 82 FR 13227 - Program Integrity: Gainful Employment
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      DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION, Office of Postsecondary Education
      Announcement of applicable dates.
      The Department is allowing additional time—until July 1, 2017—for institutions to comply with the specified provisions in the GE regulations, as discussed in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this document.
      34 CFR Part 668