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I am afraid you cannot back date your FAFSA verification as you have just received the verification form, thus you need to verify it with the accurate date. While you are not required to update your marital status pursuant to the rules voluntarily, now you are being asked for verification you would need to honestly complete the FAFSA. If you do not do so, they will catch it next year when you file your taxes because you have to file taxes as married, since you would be married as of the close of the tax year December 31, 2013. Thus, when FAFSA picks up your tax return they will ask for verification of marriage date and this is where you can have an issue if you do not properly fill out the verification.
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