Student Aid Report (SAR)
About 1-2 weeks after applying on-line, or 3 - 5 weeks after mailing your application, you will receive a confirmation email acknowledgement with the results of your application, called a 'Student Aid Report'. If your Student Aid Report indicates that you appear to qualify for a grant, the financial aid office will email you a 'Notice of Missing Documentation' letter shortly after you receive your Student Aid Report. This letter explains what you must do in order to complete your file to be eligible for financial aid.
You will receive a confirmation email about your Student Aid Report. If you do not receive a confirmation email, please check your 'Junk Mail' or 'Bulk Mail' mailboxes. If you provide a valid e-mail address, you’ll receive an e-mail with instructions on how to access an online copy of your SAR from the government.
Making corrections on your STUDENT AID REPORT (SAR)
Your results (Student Aid Report or SAR) will be emailed to the email address you indicated on you FAFSA, or mailed to your home address if you did not indicate an email address. The SAR is your notification that the FAFSA has been processed. When the SAR is received, it must be checked for accuracy, and corrected if any information was incorrect. Your financial aid must be based on correct information.
If you estimated the income or taxes paid on your FAFSA, you must correct your FAFSA information to indicate you filed taxes and you must indicate the exact information from your tax return, or choose the IRS DATA RETRIEVAL TOOL and your information will be automatically corrected by the IRS.
Please watch a short video explanation HERE
You can make corrections to your SAR online at the Department of Education's Web site www.fafsa.ed.gov.