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Review Your Student Aid Report (SAR): After you submit your FAFSA, you’ll get a Student Aid Report (SAR) within three days if you signed online or three weeks if you mailed in your signature page. Carefully review your SAR to make sure all the information is correct. You can print your SAR by logging in here with your FSA ID and clicking on the appropriate school year. You can also check the status of your application if you have not yet received your SAR.

Review Your Expected Family Contribution (EFC): When reviewing your SAR, look for the Expected Family Contribution (EFC) number. You can find your EFC in the box at the top of the first page of your SAR, under your Social Security Number. Your EFC is a number used by your school to calculate how much financial aid you are eligible to receive. Your EFC is calculated by a formula established by law that considers your family’s: taxed and untaxed income, assets, benefits (like Unemployment and Social Security), family size, and number of family members who will attend college during the year. Schools use your EFC to determine your federal student aid eligibility and your financial aid award. However, your EFC is not the amount of money your family will have to pay for college nor is it the amount of federal student aid you will receive. If you have questions about your EFC, you can ask your school’s Financial Aid Office.

Make Corrections if Needed: If needed, you can make corrections to your FAFSA after it has been processed.
To make corrections to your FAFSA: 
  • Log in here with your FSA ID. 
  • Click “Make FAFSA Corrections” and update your information.
  • After you click “Submit,” you cannot make additional corrections until your FAFSA has been successfully processed. 
Corrections should be processed in three to five days, then you will receive a revised SAR to review.

Complete your school(s) admission applications: Follow up with the Financial Aid Office at the school(s) you applied to. Sometimes schools need additional paperwork or have other deadlines. Schools need both your completed admission application and your FAFSA to process an award letter.

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Things to Do After Submitting the FAFSA

Review Your Student Aid Report (SAR): After you submit your FAFSA, you’ll get a Student Aid Report (SAR) within three days if you signed online or three weeks if you mailed in your signature page. Carefully review your SAR to make sure all the information is correct. You can print your SAR by logging in here with your FSA ID and clicking on the appropriate school year. You can also check the status of your application if you have not yet received your SAR.

Review Your Expected Family Contribution (EFC): When reviewing your SAR, look for the Expected Family Contribution (EFC) number. You can find your EFC in the box at the top of the first page of your SAR, under your Social Security Number. Your EFC is a number used by your school to calculate how much financial aid you are eligible to receive. Your EFC is calculated by a formula established by law that considers your family’s: taxed and untaxed income, assets, benefits (like Unemployment and Social Security), family size, and number of family members who will attend college during the year. Schools use your EFC to determine your federal student aid eligibility and your financial aid award. However, your EFC is not the amount of money your family will have to pay for college nor is it the amount of federal student aid you will receive. If you have questions about your EFC, you can ask your school’s Financial Aid Office.

Make Corrections if Needed: If needed, you can make corrections to your FAFSA after it has been processed.
To make corrections to your FAFSA: 
  • Log in here with your FSA ID. 
  • Click “Make FAFSA Corrections” and update your information.
  • After you click “Submit,” you cannot make additional corrections until your FAFSA has been successfully processed. 
Corrections should be processed in three to five days, then you will receive a revised SAR to review.

Complete your school(s) admission applications: Follow up with the Financial Aid Office at the school(s) you applied to. Sometimes schools need additional paperwork or have other deadlines. Schools need both your completed admission application and your FAFSA to process an award letter.
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