Financial Aid

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 your 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.

How do I view my Student Aid Report?

If you have an FSA ID:

  1. Go to
  2. Click the Login button and enter your FSA ID on the left. Only you, the student, should know or use your FSA ID.
  3. Select View or Print your Student Aid Report (SAR) from the "My FAFSA" page.

If you provided an e-mail address on your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), you will receive an e-mail with a link to an online copy of your SAR.

If you did not provide a valid e-mail address on your FAFSA, the Social Security Number you included in your FAFSA did not match the one on file for you with the Social Security Administration, or you did not sign your FAFSA, you will receive either a SAR or a SAR Acknowledgement via postal mail.

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/FAFSA online at the Department of Education's Web site

Financial Aid

Building 1600
Room 1650 (second floor)
Tel: 925.424.1580
Fax: 925.449.6038

General Information

Federal School Code: 030357

We have an after-hours DROPBOX
located in the hallway between the
Admissions and Financial Aid Offices,
for your convenience.

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Page last modified: March 15, 2018