What Is the FAFSA DRN?
Q: What is the FAFSA DRN?
A: The FAFSA DRN is the Data Release Number for your FAFSA.
Mainly, the DRN also allows you to release your FAFSA data to schools you did not list on your original FAFSA.
Your DRN is a four-digit number assigned to your application by Federal Student Aid when you complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid).
It will appear close to the top right hand corner on the first page of your paper or electronic Student Aid Report (SAR).
If you file electronically, you will also find your DRN below the Confirmation Number on your submission confirmation page.
You will need the DRN if you contact the Federal Student Aid Information Center to make corrections to your mailing address or the schools you listed on your FAFSA.
When you complete FAFSA, you will be asked to enter the schools which you are interested in attending.
But after your FAFSA has been processed, your list of schools may have changed.
The DRN will allow those schools to receive your FAFSA information.
The FAFSA DRN can also be used to make certain changes associated with the FAFSA you filed.
Just call the U.S. Department of Education Federal Student Aid Information Center at 1-800-4-FED-AID 1-800-433-3243.