FAFSA question re: parent cash, savings, checking balances
In the process of reviewing financial aid documents for a possible appeal, I realized that I did not answer the question regarding parent total current balance of cash, savings, and checking accounts. I didn't enter '0,' it is just left blank.
The actual balance of parent checking and savings that day was a couple thousand (depending on whether it's beginning of the day or end of day balance) including a deposit from son's UTMA account used to pay his tuition and rent.
Now I'm panicked because I didn't submit this information on FAFSA.
I'm guessing that I was waiting to get the balances on the exact day I submitted and then, in a rush to submit it, forgot to ever enter the amount.
But could there have been some other reason I left it blank? Is it possible I wasn't required to answer this question for some reason?
Any help appreciated.