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Student Financial Assistance

RECEIVING YOUR STUDENT AID REPORT (SAR)

 

If you filed your FAFSA online and included an email address, you will receive your Student Aid Report (SAR) from the central processor via email three to five days after submitting your FAFSA.  If you submitted the paper FAFSA, you will receive your SAR four to six weeks after submitting.  If you included an email address on the paper FAFSA, your SAR will be sent via email.  If you do not receive a SAR after 6 weeks, call the Federal Student Aid Information Center at 1-800-433-3243.

The federal processor analyzes your FAFSA information to determine an Expected Family Contribution (EFC). Based on a federally mandated, uniform system, EFC is the amount of support that you and your parents can provide toward your educational costs.

When you receive your SAR, review the information for accuracy and read the information provided in the 'SAR COMMENTS' section.  If there are no corrections to the SAR, simply maintain it for your records.  If corrections are necessary, you have a couple of options:

1.  If you received a paper SAR, you may make corrections on your SAR, sign the SAR (both student and a parent signature is necessary for dependent students), and send it to the processor at:


Federal Student Aid Programs
P.O. Box 7023
Lawrence, KS 66044-7023

or

 

2.  You may make corrections on the web. You must have a PIN in order to access your record. This PIN also serves as your signature.

 

For additional information, see "Making Corrections" .

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 Last Modified 9/24/14