2021-2022 Grad Type Verification
This item will appear in your Financing Tasks on My ASU when conflicting information exists between your ASU admit status and your FAFSA responses. The conflicting information must be resolved before you will be offered or disbursed any financial aid. Resolution includes correcting your FAFSA responses or updating your ASU admit status.
ASU's Financial Aid and Scholarship Services must compare your current ASU grade level and prior degrees earned via official academic transcripts to your FAFSA responses regarding your grade level and prior degrees earned to determine your financial aid eligibility.
Below are the FAFSA questions that are compared to your ASU admit status as well as guidance on how to fix your FAFSA.
2021–2022 FAFSA questions
Under the "Student Demographics" section in the Student Education tab on the FAFSA website, go to the following question:
Will you have your first bachelor's degree before you begin the 2021–2022 school year?
Under the “Student Demographics” section in the Student Education tab on the FAFSA website, go to the following questions:
What college degree or certificate will you be working on when you begin the 2021–2022 school year?
What will your college grade level be when you begin the 2021–2022 school year?
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FAFSA Degree Correction Needed
Step 1: Log into the FAFSA using your FSA ID. Forgot your FSA ID?
Step 2: Review your responses to the question under the Student Demographics section in the Student Education tab which asks if you
Will you have your first bachelor’s degree before you begin the 2021-2022 school year?
If you will not have your first bachelor’s degree by July 1, 2021, make sure your response is No.
If you do not currently have your bachelor’s degree but will receive it before July 1, 2021, do not update the answer to this question. This task will correct itself after you earn your degree.
IIf you have already received a bachelor’s degree or will have by July 1st, 2021 your answer should be either 2nd bachelor’s degree or College graduate/professional (if you are in a Masters/Law degree program).
What will your college grade level be when you begin the 2021-2022 school year?
If you have already received a bachelor’s degree or will have by July 1st, 2021 your answer should be either 5th yr./other undergrad (if you are working on a 2nd bachelor's degree) or graduate/professional (if you are working on a Masters/Law degree program).
If you have not been admitted to a master's or doctorate program but plan to enroll in one at the beginning of the 2021-2022 school year, do not correct your FAFSA. This task will correct itself after you are enrolled in the program.
FAFSA Correct Degree
Processing of your financial aid is on hold until ASU resolves a discrepancy between multiple questions on your FAFSA and your ASU admission application. You don't need to do anything at this time. In order to determine your financial aid eligibility ASU must resolve the conflict by updating your FAFSA application.
Complete the Self Reported Degrees form to confirm if you already have a bachelor’s degree as indicated on your admissions application or if you do not have a degree.
- Financial Aid and Scholarship Services may correct your FAFSA responses on your behalf as long as parent information and signature are not required as a result of the correction.
- FAFSA corrections may take 5 to 7 business days to process.
- When no conflicting information exists, this Financing Task will be completed.
- Please contact ASU Financial Aid and Scholarship Services for any FAFSA questions.
ASU admission help
- Outstanding items needed to complete your ASU admission application may be found on My ASU in your Priority Tasks.
- Find the status of your ASU admission application on My ASU under My Application Status.
- Please contact ASU Admission Services for any admission application questions.
- Request an official academic transcript from each school you have attended and have it sent to ASU Admission Services.
- Once your degree is posted by your previous school, request a final official academic transcript showing the degree earned and have it sent to ASU Admission Services.
- If you earned a bachelor's degree from ASU and are now seeking an ASU graduate degree, you do not need to request your final official academic transcript.
- If you have completed a bachelor's degree and immediately begin a graduate program in the next term, you must wait until your bachelor's degree is verified and posted before this Financing Task can be completed (i.e., undergraduate in fall and graduate in spring, or undergraduate in summer and graduate in the fall).
- If you complete a bachelor's degree by the end of summer and will be a graduate student in the fall, respond "Yes" to “Will you have your first bachelor's degree before you begin the 2021–2022 school year?”