step3: Review the SAR

SAR means "student aid report"

The Student Aid Report (SAR) summarizes your FAFSA information and calculates the expected family contraction (EFC).

Review it carefully for changes and corrections. The SAR will be sent to colleges of your choice.

Below are two (2) quick summary tasks on Aid Step3:

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What is the SAR

The Student Aid Report (SAR) is a summary report of your FAFSA form submission. 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 the schools you selected when you submitted the FAFSA form. Schools will use the SAR to determine the eligible amount of college aid.

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Making the Corrections to the SAR

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 if needed.

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:

  • add more schools by submitting a correction to your FAFSA information
  • request duplicate copies to be sent to you from the FAFSA form web site (under "Request Duplicate Student Aid Report")
  • photocopy your SAR and mail it to the school of choice
  • correct and add the new school to your SAR and return it to the US Department of Education
  • contact the Federal Student Aid Information Center at 1-800-433-3242 (or dial directly 1-319-337-5665) and request duplicate copies to be sent to you