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How to answer FAFSA® preparer information questions

Did someone other than you complete your FAFSA®? Here’s a guide for them to complete the preparer questions, including their contact info and signature.

FAFSA® preparer information

Why do they need this info?

The preparer needs to complete and sign the section to verify they’ve answered all the questions as honestly and accurately as possible.

Can I skip these questions?

  • You can skip if you’re the student or the parent/guardian. This section is only for preparers to fill out.
  • Preparers may not skip any of these questions.

How to answer these questions

If you prepared the FAFSA® for someone, you’ll need to:

  • Enter your name exactly as it appears on your Social Security card.
  • Enter your Social Security number and Employer Identification Number (EIN).
  • Enter the name of your affiliation or organization.
  • Enter your permanent mailing address.
  • Sign and enter the date you signed.


47 Preparer Identity Information

  • First name
  • Last name
  • Social Security number (SSN)
  • Employer Identification Number (EIN)

48 Preparer Contact Information

  • Affiliation/Organization
  • Permanent mailing address Include apt. number
  • City
  • State
  • ZIP code

49 Preparer Signature

Preparer signature
Date signed

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