Facts of the Month

Texting, when is it a really good thing?

Until now, students and parents filing a FAFSA had to use their e-mail accounts to:

  • Retrieve a forgotten username

  • Reset a password

  • Unlock an account

This coming FAFSA filing season, students and parents will be able to provide their cell phone numbers and have secure codes and other information sent by text, circumventing the problems sometimes involved with e-mail (e.g., information is blocked by a filter, the service provider’s system is down) to obtain the above information.


Publication Date: August 2017