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Can't log on to the FAFSA website!

shirleym2010shirleym2010 Posts: 20Registered User New Member
edited February 2010 in Financial Aid & Scholarships
Oh my gosh, I hope that someone can help me. I would really like to get this form done today. When I go to the FAFSA website, it says that our browser has not been certified. However, we have tried this on two computers and three different browsers. My husband says that our browsers are all up to date. I know that they do site maintenance on Sunday mornings until 11:00, but it is now almost 1:00 Eastern Time. Does anyone have any advice?
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Replies to: Can't log on to the FAFSA website!

  • romanigypsyeyesromanigypsyeyes Posts: 21,807Registered User Senior Member
    It's working for me- FAFSA - Free Application for Federal Student Aid Make sure you use the right website. Also, what browser are you using?
  • DebrunsDebruns Posts: 2,665Registered User Senior Member
    I am having trouble too, I used firefox, explorer and AOL. (all updated)
  • romanigypsyeyesromanigypsyeyes Posts: 21,807Registered User Senior Member
    Hmm, I just saw that it's undergoing maintenance. Perhaps wait an hour and see if it'll work then?
  • shirleym2010shirleym2010 Posts: 20Registered User New Member
    Thanks for answering! We have tried Internet Explorer 8.0 for Vista, Safari 4.0 for Mac and going through two different servers- from home and my husband's work server. Debruns- we're in Northern Connecticut! Do you think it's a Connecticut thing?
  • shirleym2010shirleym2010 Posts: 20Registered User New Member
    I'll try again in an hour. I don't want to do it tomorrow because my husband's paycheck will be deposited and we will look richer than we really are!
  • DebrunsDebruns Posts: 2,665Registered User Senior Member
    I don't know, maybe the maintainence is taking longer than the 11am finish they said on their site. I'll try again tonight and see.
  • shirleym2010shirleym2010 Posts: 20Registered User New Member
    I was just exploring this site before I try again and saw that you have a child who got into UConn. So do I! That's one reason I want to get this FAFSA thing in...
  • ohiopublicohiopublic Posts: 733Registered User Member
    not working for me
  • shirleym2010shirleym2010 Posts: 20Registered User New Member
    Are you in Ohio? I'm trying here again in CT at 3:00.
  • DebrunsDebruns Posts: 2,665Registered User Senior Member
    Still nothing. Congrats Shirleym2010, does your child want to go to UConn or is it one of a few possibilities.
    I want to get this going too while I have the energy and time off. I have to do it for 2!
  • glimmeringirlglimmeringirl Posts: 39Registered User Junior Member
    yes- I can't access my saved work in progress today. It just keeps taking me to a 2009-2010 option. Also it says my browser incompatible. Hopefully this is temporary.
  • shirleym2010shirleym2010 Posts: 20Registered User New Member
    Glimmergirls- yes, that's as far as I get- bumped to the 2009-2010 version or the bad browser page. I don't even know if it saved any of my previous work. Debruns- yes! My daughter got into the honors program and is very interested. She also applied to the special law program. Do you have one already there?
  • DebrunsDebruns Posts: 2,665Registered User Senior Member
    No I don't but my twins got in this year. My son 3 years ago didn't apply. I have known quite a few students though, some loved it, some hated it, some said "it was fine". Some of it was attitude and personality and some was just feeling overwhelmed. I think the honors program can make it's own "bubble' which is nice.
    I have to do their fafsa and look over my son's for grad school. I want to make sure he does all the things correctly so he doesn't have to update it.
    The CSS profile is 3/4 done but I have a lot of blanks.
  • freecyclefreecycle Posts: 227Registered User Junior Member
    I've had the same problem as everyone else has mentioned -- all our browsers are updated we tried several different as well, including logging in from husbands work server. Does anyone think it would be ok to just try and proceed, does that even work -- I haven't tried?
  • shirleym2010shirleym2010 Posts: 20Registered User New Member
    I was able to fill in one age with basic information, then got another error message. Actually, I'm glad I'm doing this now- imagine how frustrated people will be on Feb 1st!
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