What are the final steps of the FAFSA?

Once you've filed your FAFSA, the information is sent to the Department of Education. Using their formula, they'll compute your Expected Family Contribution, or EFC, and mail it back to you in a report called the Student Aid Report, or SAR.

The SAR will have a breakdown of your FASFA information that you submitted, along with details of what federal financial aid, if any, you are eligible to receive. This may include:

For any loan products, you'll need to file a separate application. Filing your FAFSA does NOT automatically apply you for these loans!

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