FAFSA Question 49 - Are you a veteran of the U.S. Armed Forces?
When completing the FAFSA and answering the question related to veteran status please read the policy and information available online closely. This question is often misunderstood by those currently serving in the National Guard and Reserve. Inaccurate reporting can delay the Financial Aid Office's ability to finalize aid eligibility and status.
Answer “No” if you are not a veteran and you (1) have never engaged in active duty (including basic training) in the U.S. armed forces (Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines or Coast Guard), (2) are currently a Reserve Officers’ Training Corps student, or are a cadet or midshipman at a service academy, (3) are a National Guard or Reserves enlistee activated only for state or training purposes, or (4) were engaged in active duty in the U.S. armed forces but released under dishonorable conditions.
Answer “No” if you’re currently serving in the U.S. armed forces and will continue to serve through June 30, 2021.
Answer “Yes” if you are a veteran and if you (1) have engaged in active duty (including basic training) in the U.S. armed forces or are a National Guard or Reserves enlistee who was called to active duty for other than state or training purposes, or were a cadet or midshipman at one of the service academies and (2) were released under a condition other than dishonorable.
Answer “Yes” if you’re not a veteran now but will be one by June 30th of the applicable aid year you are completing the FAFSA for (e.g., June 30, 2021 for the 2020/2021 Aid Year).