STARTING THE FAFSA FORM’S COMPLETION
If you own an FAFSA ID, then
- Visit the following link: studentaid.gov/apply-for-aid/fafsa.
- Click the “Log In” button, then enter your password and account login (FSA ID). Your FSA ID should only be known by or used by you, the student.
- On the “Roles” page, choose the student role.
- On the “My FAFSA” tab, choose View or Print your Student Aid Report (SAR).
You would get an email with a link to an online copy of your SAR if you included an email address on your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form. You will get a SAR or a SAR Acknowledgement by postal mail if you fail to submit a valid email address on your FAFSA form.
Your Social Security number did not match the one on record for you with the Social Security Administration, or you failed to sign your FAFSA form. Usually, two weeks after submitting your FAFSA form, you may view your SAR.
The process to get a FAFSA Form
Including an email address on your FAFSA form will determine whether you receive your SAR electronically or on paper. If you enter a working email address, you will get an email from email@example.com with instructions on accessing an online copy of your SAR.
You’ll also receive a SAR Acknowledgement if you submit a paper SAR. You should have included a working email address in your FAFSA application, the Social Security number on file for you with the Social Security Administration differs from the one you provided on your FAFSA form, or Your FAFSA needed to be signed.
You can log in to fafsa.gov to examine SAR information if you have an FSA ID (account login and password) and your FAFSA information has been processed, regardless of the method you used to fill a FAFSA form (online or on a FAFSA PDF) or whether you provided an email address or not.
Details required for Student Aid Report
On the first page of your Student Aid Report, an EFC will appear in the top right-hand corner if your application has been finished and fully processed. The “Processing Results” page of the electronic SAR is where you may find the EFC.
Your Student Aid Report will only contain an EFC if your application is complete. It will explain what you must do to fix any problems under the “What You Must Do Now” section on the “FAFSA Data” page.
The Student Aid Report (SAR) also includes a four-digit Data Release Number (DRN), which may be found on the first page of the paper SAR and SAR Acknowledgement in the top right corner.
The DRN may be found on the electronic SAR in the box at the top of each tab, including the Application Receipt and Processing dates. If you decide to let your college or career school modify some of the information on your FAFSA form, you will need the DRN.
On the “Financial Aid History” tab of the SAR, you may find a summary of your federal student loans, the information you provided on the FAFSA form, and an estimate of your eligibility for federal student loans and the Federal Pell Grant.
You can also get a notice in your Student Aid Report stating that you’ve been chosen for verification. If you have been selected for verification, an asterisk will appear by your EFC. Learn what to do if your identity has been selected for verification.
Useful process of Student Aid Report
Be sure your SAR is accurate by thoroughly reading it after you receive it. The school will use the information (s) you indicated on your FAFSA form to determine your federal—and maybe nonfederal—financial aid eligibility.
You should ensure the notification is accurate since a school may ask you to verify the correctness of your FAFSA data. Ensure your concerns are handled using the “What You Must Do Now” checklist. Contact the financial aid office at your institution if you require assistance. Save your SAR for your records if you don’t need to change its information.
What if I need to correct my Student Aid Report?
Your FAFSA form must be updated or corrected if you check your SAR and discover an error. Your FAFSA data is listed on the printed SAR, and there is space for you to make changes. Your FAFSA information is listed in the SAR Acknowledgement, but you must update it at fafsa.gov if necessary.
The submission process of Student Aid Report copy form
You can obtain a copy of your SAR once your FAFSA submission or FAFSA correction has been completed by choosing the “See Student Aid Report (SAR)” option on the “My FAFSA” page after signing in to fafsa.gov with your FSA ID (recommended approach); requesting a copy be delivered via U.S. mail by calling the Federal Student Aid Information Center at 1-800-4-FED-AID (1-800-433-3243). (Allow 10–14 days for delivery).
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