What is the Student Aid Report (SAR)

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After submission and completion of the FAFSA form, the federal government will process your application and produce a Student Aid Report (SAR). It is a summary report of your submitted form.

The SAR will report the information from the FAFSA form and calculate your Expected Family Contribution (EFC). The EFC will appear near the top section of the report.

The SAR will be sent to the schools you selected when you submitted the FAFSA form. Schools will use the SAR to determine the eligible amount of college aid.

If you submit the FAFSA form via the Internet and processed all the required documents, you will receive the SAR in about one week after your FAFSA application is processed;

If you submit the FAFSA form via direct mail, you will receive the SAR in about 3-4 weeks after your FAFSA form is received.

Making Corrections to the SAR

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When you receive the SAR, read it carefully to make sure everything is correct. You can make corrections by one of the following ways:

  • make changes online using your FAFSA ID:
    click here for FAFSA
  • or on Part 2 of the SAR and return it to the address given at the end of Part 2;
  • or request that your school make the changes electronically (contact your school)

Adding More Schools

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If you want to have the SAR sent to a school that wasn't originally reported on the FAFSA form, you may do one of the following:

  • add more schools by submitting a correction to your FAFSA information
  • request duplicate copies to be sent to you from the FAFSA form web site (under "Request Duplicate Student Aid Report")
  • photocopy your SAR and mail it to the school of choice
  • correct and add the new school to your SAR and return it to the US Department of Education
  • contact the Federal Student Aid Information Center at
    1-800-433-3242 (or dial directly 1-319-337-5665) and request duplicate copies to be sent to you

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