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you answer each question as well as flag any missing or inconsistent information. In addition, if you fill it out online, youwill receive the results by e-mail the next business day.Print out a PDF version of the form, which can be found online. Fill it out by hand. Then mail it in. (You will not be able tosave the completed form to your computer.)Request a paper form, fill it out, and mail it back. To request a paper form, you must call 1-800-4-FED-AID (1-800-433-3243)or 319-337-5665.The Student Aid Report (SAR) is a summary of all the information that you entered on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid(FAFSA). The SAR may also provide instructions for obtaining a Pell Grant, if you are eligible for one.If you provide an e-mail address, you will receive a link to your SAR 3 to 5 days after you submit your FAFSA. Otherwise, the SAR willbe sent to you via regular mail (which means it will take about 2 to 3 weeks to arrive). Any colleges you list will also receive a copyof your SAR.Once you receive your SAR, review it and make any necessary corrections or updates. If you fail to submit required updates,corrections, or signatures, your FAFSA will not be complete and all your hard work will be wasted.The Student Aid Report (SAR) will also show you your Expected Family Contribution (EFC) in the top right-hand corner.If your SAR doesn't show an EFC, that likely means that you need to provide more information. Check your SAR for instructions onsubmitting this additional information.The colleges you list on your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) will use your SAR to determine your federal aideligibility. They may also use it when determining your non-federal aid funds.If you need to make corrections to your Student Aid Report (SAR) and you originally submitted the FAFSA online, you can make yourcorrections online. Have your FAFSA ID handy and go to "Make Corrections to a Processed FAFSA." If you received a paper SAR, youwill need to correct the form on paper and mail it back.Sometimes colleges can make the necessary corrections to your SAR. However, you'd need to contact each school you'reinterested in to see if this would be possible.It's possible that either the U.S. Department of Education or one of the colleges you've listed on your SAR might contact you toconfirm the accuracy of your FAFSA information.Students may be selected for the following reasons:Because of a random checkBecause they submitted an incomplete FAFSABecause they submitted a FAFSA with estimated informationBecause the information shown on the FAFSA shows inconsistencies or other discrepancies
If you are selected for verification, you will have to provide specific documentation. Information requests vary but can include thefollowing:A marriage certificateA Social Security cardAn alien registration cardFederal tax formsVerification is necessary because the department wants to prevent ineligible students from receiving aid and colleges want to makesure that the information on your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is accurate before they grant you funds.

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Term
Fall
Professor
Lilian Cawley
Tags
Financial aid, Student financial aid

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