Your Student Aid Report

The Student Aid Report (SAR) is a document you will receive from the US Department of Education after the FAFSA is processed. Signatures (including parent signatures if you are a dependent student) are required before it is processed. The SAR will summarize the information you reported, will contain comments that will alert you if further information is required to process your FAFSA, and will state your preliminary Expected Family Contribution (EFC). You may check the status of your electronic FAFSA application at any time during and/or after the processing period on the FAFSA website - .  It is recommended that you check the status 1 week after submission if you used a PIN to sign your application, or 2-3 weeks after submission if you printed, signed and mailed a signature page.

If you provided the US Department of Education with a valid e-mail address, and the application was processed successfully, an e-mail notification will be sent to you with instructions on how to access your SAR. If you did not provide a valid e-mail address, a paper SAR will be mailed to you.

When you receive the SAR, review it carefully to make sure it is correct and that Clatsop Community College (school code 003189) is listed to receive your information.

If there were problems with your application, they will be noted on your SAR and corrections must be made. The SAR will instruct you on how to make corrections. If your application was rejected, it will be noted on the SAR and Clatsop will not accept it until it is corrected. Some examples why an application might be rejected are:

  • Required signatures are missing
  • Reported date of birth, name, or SSN’s do not match Social Security Administration records
  • Important financial data is missing
  • Federal processor was unable to read important information reported (if a paper FAFSA was filed)
Last Updated: 
October 18, 2013, 11:00 am
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