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5 Things To Do After Filing the FAFSA

March 13, 2014

Are your students wondering what they should do after they complete the FAFSA? Check out the five things the Department of Education recommends students do after filing their 2014-2015 FAFSA:

1. Look out for their Student Aid Report

  • Everyone who fills out the FAFSA receives a Student Aid Report (SAR). This document gives students basic information about their eligibility for federal student aid and lists answers to their questions on the FAFSA.
  • Students with a Federal Student Aid PIN can view and print their SARs by logging in to www.fafsa.gov.

9454496542_71b1d84d7c_b2. Locate their Expected Family Contribution (EFC)

  • Students’ EFC can be found at the top of the first page of their SAR, under their social security number.
  • This number is used by schools to calculate how much financial aid students are eligible to receive.

3. Make corrections, if needed

  • To make corrections, students can log in at www.fafsa.gov and click “Make FAFA Corrections.”
  • Their Federal Student Aid PIN is required to make any corrections.

4. Review their financial aid history

  • Students can access their financial aid history information by logging into www.nslds.ed.gov. It’s also the last page of their SAR.
  • They should review their financial aid history to be mindful of how much they are borrowing.

5. Double-check with schools

  • Schools may need additional paperwork or have other requests, so it’s important for students to double-check with the financial aid offices at the schools they applied to.

To learn more, please read the original article from the U.S. Department of Education:

http://www.ed.gov/blog/2014/02/5-things-to-do-after-filing-your-fafsa/

Megan Freese, Communications Intern

Megan Freese, Communications Intern

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