Your SAR (Student Aid Report) summarizes the data from your FAFSA and indicates your official Expected Family Contribution (EFC).
You'll receive one of the following within a few days (if you filed your FAFSA electronically) to four weeks (if you mailed a paper FAFSA):
- Student Aid Report (SAR), if you applied using the paper FAFSA and did not provide a valid email address.
- SAR Information Acknowledgment, if you applied using FAFSA on the Web but did not provide a valid email address.
- An email with a secure link to access your SAR online, if you provided a valid email address when you applied.
Review your Student Aid Report carefully
After receiving your Student Aid Report, carefully review it for mistakes. Compare the information listed on the SAR to a copy of your FAFSA, since the Expected Family Contribution (EFC) listed on your SAR will determine the amount of aid you’ll receive. If you believe the information on your SAR is incorrect, you can fix any errors by specifying the correct answers on the Information Review Form on the back of the SAR. When the Information Review Form is complete, you can:
- Contact your financial aid office to see if the school can send the corrections electronically, or
- Mail the form to the address shown on the SAR.
Selected for verification?
If your report has been selected for verification, it usually means that you need to provide supporting documentation for the information on your FAFSA. Instructions on the SAR explain how to do this. For additional information, contact the Federal Student Aid Information Center at (800) 4-FED-AID (800-433-3243).