Federal Student Aid

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) can be found on-line at fafsa.gov. To expedite this process a student will need to have an FAFSA ID (replaces the Federal Student Aid PIN). The FAFSA ID serves as the individual’s electronic signature on official financial aid documents.

After submitting the FAFSA, a student will receive a Student Aid Report (SAR) from the federal processor. This form contains the data the student entered on the FAFSA. The Department of Education will send it to the student either by e-mail (3-5 days; if signature page used: 2 weeks) or postal mail (7-10 days; if signature page used: 2 weeks). Students must review the SAR carefully for errors (the form highlights items that may need attention) and follow directions for making corrections. Students are encouraged to submit corrections promptly to avoid long delays in processing of their application. Students should retain a copy of the SAR for their records.