Who Is a Contributor?

For the 2024-2025 FAFSA, a contributor refers to anyone (student, the student's spouse, biological or adoptive parent, or the parent's spouse) who is required to provide information on the FAFSA

The answers to the FAFSA will determine which contributor will be required to provide their information and consent. The student or parent will invite contributor to complete their portion of the FAFSA. The contributor's name, date of birth, SSN, and email address will be needed. If a contributor does not have an SSN, they can still be invited to complete their portion of FAFSA using alternate information.