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 Student Aid Report (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 FSA ID.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who will I hear from after I submitted the FAFSA?

The office of Federal Student Aid at the U.S. Department of Education will send you a Student Aid Report (SAR), which is a summary of the FAFSA data you submitted. You’ll get your SAR within three days to three weeks after you submit your FAFSA. Be sure to look over your SAR to make sure you didn’t make a mistake on your FAFSA. 

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 at www.fafsa.gov 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/FAFSA, you can make them online at www.fafsa.gov. 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).