How to Download Your Student Aid Report (SAR) as a PDF

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Why the Student Aid Report (SAR) is Important

The Student Aid Report will be generated after you fill out the FAFSA. This report will let you know what your expected family contribution will be and will determine the eligibility for Financial Aid. This report is extremely important to us, because 70% of the applications that we review have mistakes. This report allows us to work with you to review and update the information you listed on the FAFSA. 

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How to Access Your SAR Report Online and Save as a PDF

  1. Before beginning, have your FSA ID (username and password) available. 
  2. Go to https://studentaid.gov/h/apply-for-aid/fafsa and click login. 
  3. Log in to the system. 
  4. Click “View or Print your SAR”.

Helpful Note: This will be found near the middle of the “My FAFSA” page. 

  1. Click save as a PDF file. 
  2. Save all of the pages of the SAR to your computer as a PDF file. This report will normally be 5-12 pages. 

What to do Next

It is imperative that you let a professional review your SAR and FAFSA report. This one form almost completely controls the amount of Financial Aid that You Receive and you do not want to leave money on the table. We are always happy to assist you with this. We invite you to schedule a FREE college planning strategy call with one of our advisors here.

Additional information, about viewing and printing your SAR 

If you need additional information about viewing or printing your SAR, we have found these two websites helpful. 

https://studentaid.gov/help/view-sar

OR 

https://studentaid.gov/apply-for-aid/fafsa/review-and-correct/review

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