<p>He should not need to do a paper correction for this. In fact, paper corrections should be avoided - they just become a pain if changes are ever needed in the future. I do see that the FAFSA site states SSN issues require paper changes, as do changes to the first two letters of the last name ... which I can understand, knowing how these drive the FAFSA and how it links at the schools. (although the school where I worked prefers a whole new FAFSA, instead) DOB is not a problem. So I am wondering if because the DOB does not match, the FAFSA logic thinks SSN is also an issue.</p>
<p>Can he go in and update his date of birth? He will then be given all the prompts for the parent info. At the end, both he and you will be asked for your PINs to sign the changes. Try that ... Here is info from the FAFSA website:</p>
<p>1.866.549.6195 Home / FAFSA Help / FAFSA Corrections
It's not too late to fix your FAFSA</p>
<li>Note: If you made a mistake in entering the student's social security number, you will need to make corrections using the 10-page, paper Student Aid Report. If you made a mistake in entering your Social Security Number, or if a misspelling of the student’s last name affected the first two letters of the last name, please phone us at 1.866.943.5220 to speak with one of our Student Aid Advisors. You may need to submit a new FAFSA to avoid potential confusion, and we will guide you through this process.</li>
<p>Online FAFSA Corrections
After your FAFSA has been signed and is fully processed, you can log on to the
What steps do I follow to make online corrections?</p>
<p>•Go online to <a href="http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/FOTWWebApp/complete014.jsp%5B/url%5D">http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/FOTWWebApp/complete014.jsp</a>
•Select the school year for which you are making corrections in the drop-down menu on the screen that appears, choose “Next,” and then continue to follow the on-screen instructions to make changes to your FAFSA.
•Simply enter the correct information next to the original response (and don’t worry about clicking the “Delete the Answer” check box).
•Be sure to have a parent sign the online correction if you are a dependent and are prompted to do so. A signature is typically required when information about a parent is corrected (such as tax or financial information). The parent signature may be provided electronically with a parent PIN or by following the on-screen instructions to have the parent print, sign, and mail the signature page.
•You must complete all steps and receive the confirmation stamp in order for your changes to be effective.</p>