5. Receive a Student Aid Report (SAR)
A few days after you complete the FAFSA you will receive an email from 'Federal Student Aid' with a link to your SAR. Your SAR contains a summary of your FAFSA information and a calculation of your Expected Family Contribution (EFC) - the number used to determine your federal student aid eligibility. Review your SAR to see if any additional information or corrections may be needed. It's possible that you may need to provide additional information before your Expected Family Contribution can be calculated. You can also access your SAR at www.fafsa.gov with your Federal Student PIN.
Frequently Asked Questions
Once my SAR is correct and complete, how do I find out if I'm eligible and what aid I'll receive?
Contact the financial aid office of the school(s) you're interested in or plan to attend. If you're eligible for aid, each school will send you an award letter, telling you the types of aid they will offer and how much you can receive.
What do I do with my SAR?
Review it carefully to make sure it's correct and complete. If it is and if it contains your Expected Family Contribution (EFC). The schools listed on your FAFSA will appear on your SAR, they'll receive your SAR information electronically.
What if I later want to add or change schools?
You can make changes online with your PIN or you can call the Federal Student Aid Information Center at 1 800-433-3243.
How do I make changes or corrections to my Student Aid Report (SAR)?
If you need to make corrections to the SAR, you can make them online. You can make a few changes to your SAR information by calling the Federal Student Aid Information Center at 1-800-4-FED-AID (1-800-433-3243).