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Your driver’s license number and driver’s license state (if you have one)
11. Driver's License Number
12. Driver's License State

Why are they asking this information?

For this question, you have the option to enter your driver’s license number or number from your state-issued identification card. This information is not required to complete the application, particularly in the instance that you do not have a current license. Providing this information allows for further confirmation of your identity to the Department of Education. If you have a state-issued ID card, you do not want to enter this information instead, as it may cause a mismatch when the application is processed.

How to answer this question / fill out this section

If you choose to enter this information, enter the number without spaces or dashes as well as the state the license was issued from the drop menu. 

If you are not a licensed driver, you may have a state-issued identification card. In this field, you can enter this optional information without spaces or dashes. Using the drop-down menu, you can add the state in which your card was issued.

Should I provide my driver's license on FAFSA?

Providing your driver’s license information on the FAFSA does not imply that the Department of Education or college of choice will be reviewing your driving record. It is simply a means of further providing evidence of your identity for security purposes.

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.

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