Dear Customer, thank you for choosing Just Answer. Your daughter is still a minor (17) and the documents she has signed, while legally enforceable if she is an adult, are not of the same consequence while she is a minor. Her father, however, is an adult and has signed false documents that do carry penalties in the event the Dept. of Ed. or some other lender decides to act on the information.
While I cannot advise you specifically as to how to proceed (I cannot give specific legal advice), in general, if you find that you have made an error (meaning if your daughter discovers she has signed a document with the improper information for herself on it), you can file an amended FAFSA correcting that data.
I had filed the FAFSA before a few months ago, and they amended it a few weeks ago. Her documents came in the mail yesterday that she qualified for full payment (except around $1K for meal plan, other expenses). I didn't believe the school would take it this far, either, considering they know full well that she resides with me. I'm not sure what he's told them, but I'm sure he lied to them as well. I suppose I'm hoping he can finally get penalized for one of the crimes he's committed, but I don't want my daughter to have to, nor do I want her to grow up to be like him. I appreciate your time. Thank you.
You are welcome, I do wish you (and especially your daughter) the very best. You can amend a FAFSA multiple times, if your daughter wishes to file a second amendment, she can do so, but I would recommend speaking with a financial aid or college admissions adviser to assist in this instance - your daughter's High School should have one available, if not try your local community college, they will assist you with the FAFSA).
Excellent. I will do that. Thank you. Have a blessed day!
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