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Aid Step 3: Processsing the Student Aid Report (SAR)

—Reviewing the SAR —


The Student Aid Report (SAR) estimates the Expected Family Contribution

after submission and completion of the FAFSA form, the federal government will process your application and produce a Student Aid Report (SAR).

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 you and the schools you reported on your FAFSA form.

if you submit the FAFSA form via the Internet, and sent in all 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.


After you receive the SAR, you must review it and make any necessary corrections:

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


Adding more schools to the SAR

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:

 

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