What is the SAR?
Your Student Aid Report (SAR) summarizes all the information you provided on your FAFSA. Your SAR will contain your Expected Family Contribution (EFC), the number used in determining your eligibility for federal student aid and also the number the Foundation uses to determine financial need. Your EFC will appear in the upper right-hand portion of the SAR.
You will receive your SAR by e-mail within 3-5 days after your FAFSA has been processed, if you provided an e-mail address when you applied. The e-mail from FAFSA will contain a secure link for you to access your SAR online.
If you have a “junk” folder or “spam” folder in your e-mail files, check it. The e-mail from FAFSA might be delivered there instead of your inbox.
The Foundation will accept electronic SARs if it meets the following criteria:
- FAFSA (SAR) is completed without conditions under the “What you must do now” heading.
- Ensure that there is a dollar amount populated for the EFC. We will not be able to calculate your financial need if there is an asterisk (*) populated in the EFC area or if the EFC is calculated using estimated or the previous year’s taxes.
- Line #80 reflects “ALREADY COMPLETED”.
What do I do once I receive the SAR?
Electronic PDF SARs can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Can I Submit the Print Summary?
After submitting your information electronically, you will have access to a Print Summary which is a summarization of the information you submitted. This will not be accepted by the Foundation. We will accept only the SAR form.