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Awarding Federal Student Aid

Student Aid Report
Within a few days of submitting their FAFSA, students who included an email address on their form will receive a Student Aid Report (SAR) that summarizes the data from their FAFSA and determines the student’s official Expected Family Contribution (EFC).

If an email address was not provided on the FAFSA, the student will receive a paper copy of their SAR in the mail approximately four weeks from the date the FAFSA was submitted. If additional information is needed from the student, the EFC may not appear on the SAR.

Reviewing Your SAR
Upon receiving your SAR, review its information thoroughly for mistakes. Should you find any mistakes, write the correct answers on the Information Review Form located on the back of the SAR. Once the Information Review Form is complete, you can:

  • Contact the Office of Financial Aid to determine if the corrections may be submitted electronically, or
  • Mail the form to the address designated on the SAR.

Student Award
After the student has completed the FAFSA and receives their Academic Evaluation Report with an “accepted” status, he/she will then be provided with instructions for logging into the Financial Aid Portal. From this point, the process will usually be complete within seven-to-10 business days. This process may take longer for students chosen for verification and/or other matters that require additional documentation.

Student should provide the information required in the Financial Aid Portal. Once the award is generated, the student will be notified via email to review their award notification.