All About the Student Aid Report (SAR)
The Student Aid Report is a document (paper or electronic depending on how you filed the FAFSA) that gives you basic information about your eligibility for federal student aid and shows the answers you gave to the FAFSA questions when you filled it out.
You can always view or print your SAR by logging into to your FAFSA account with your FSA ID and then clicking the View or Print your Student Aid Report (SAR) from the “My FAFSA” page.
How & When Will I Get the SAR?
What Information is on the SAR?
- If your FAFSA was complete with no errors then your SAR will include your EFC (Expected Family Contribution).
- If your FAFSA was incomplete the EFC won’t be shown; instead you’ll have instructions on what to do to fix your FAFSA.
- Under the EFC is a number called the “DRN”. Your school might ask for this if they’ll need to make any adjustments or changes to your FAFSA at some point.
- It may state that your FAFSA has been randomly flagged for “Verification” which means that your school might ask you for documents or evidence to back up your FAFSA answers. It’s nothing to worry about, just a little something else for you to do.
- Information on whether or not you’ll be eligible for federal financial aid.
- Your responses to each of the FAFSA questions
- Instructions on what to do next.
What do I do with the SAR?
- You review it to make sure everything is correct. If something needs to be changed:
- Log in to your fafsa.gov account with your FSA ID
- Click on “My FAFSA”
- Choose “Make FAFSA Corrections”
- Still need help? Contact your school’s Financial Aid Office or call Federal Student Aid at 800-433-3243.
- If no changes need to be made just keep a copy for your records by printing the SAR or saving a copy to your computer or cloud based storage.