Return To FAFSA Guide
Step Seven (Student and Parent): Read, sign and date.

If you are the student, by signing this application you certify that you (1) will use federal and/or state student financial aid only to pay the cost of attending an institution of higher education, (2) are not in default on a federal student loan or have made satisfactory arrangements to repay it, (3) do not owe money back on a federal student grant or have made satisfactory arrangements to repay it, (4) will notify your college if you default on a federal student loan and (5) will not receive a Federal Pell Grant from more than one college for the same period of time.

If you are the parent or the student, by signing this application you certify that all of the information you provided is true and complete to the best of your knowledge and you agree, if asked, to provide information that will verify the accuracy of your completed form. This information may include U.S. or state income tax forms that you filed or are required to file. Also, you certify that you understand that the Secretary of Education has the authority to verify information reported on this application with the Internal Revenue Service and other federal agencies. If you sign any document related to the federal student aid programs electronically using a personal identification number (PIN), username and password, and/or any other credential, you certify that you are the person identified by that PIN, username and password, and/or other credential, and have not disclosed that PIN, username and password, and/or other credential to anyone else. If you purposely give false or misleading information, you may be fined up to $20,000, sent to prison, or both.

104. Date this form was completed


  • Month __ __
  • Day __ __
  • 2017, 2018 or 2019

105 - 1.  Student (sign below)

  • ___________________________________

105 - 2.  Parent (A parent from Step Four sign below.)
  • ___________________________________

If you or your family paid a fee for someone to fill out this form or to advise you on how to fill it out, that person must complete this part.

  • Preparer’s name, firm and address
106. Preparer’s Social Security Number (or 107)
  • [__ __ __ -- __ __ -- __ __ __ __]

107. Employer ID number (or 106)
  • [__ __ -- __ __ __ __ __ __ __]

108. Preparer’s signature and date
  • ___________________________________

Why are they asking this information?

In the Sign and Submit section, you are essentially verifying that you had knowingly and willfully submitted the information into the application to the best of your knowledge.

How to answer this question / fill out this section

  • In the Sign and Submit section, you will first select whether you are a “preparer” or not. A preparer is someone who had completed the FAFSA on behalf of the applicant and had charged you a fee for doing so, They must write in their Social Security and Employer Identification Number. If you had completed the FAFSA on your own, Select “No.”
  • In the next three fields, you must enter your full Social Security number, Full Last Name, and date of birth.
  • You will then need to read through the FAFSA disclosure agreement statement and select “I Agree” or “I Disagree.”
  • Next, you will select the “Sign” button which will sign your FAFSA electronically using your FSA ID number.
  • Finally, you will select the “Submit my FAFSA now” button, which submits the completed application. You will immediately be directed to a confirmation page, which is also sent to you by email.

John Haggerty lives in Philadelphia and is currently employed at Swarthmore College, located in the suburbs of Philadelphia, and comes in ranked #4 in the 2017 edition of Best Colleges in National Liberal Arts Colleges. He has 8 years experience in financial aid. John loves working in higher education knowing that he might play a small part in helping students along their path through college and into the world.


Want The Answers To Every FAFSA Question?

Here's A Step-By-Step Guide From Our Financial Aid Expert!