Student Aid Report

Q. What is a Student Aid Report (SAR)?

A Student Aid Report is the analysis of the data you reported on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The Student Aid Report has your calculated Expected Family Contribution (EFC) on it, and that number is used to determine your eligibility for financial aid.

You should receive your Student Aid Report from the federal processor four to six weeks after filing the FAFSA. Around the same time, Kent State University will receive an electronic version of this report from the federal processor which we use to determine your financial aid award. If you do not receive your SAR within six weeks after filing the FAFSA, you should contact the Federal Student Information Center at 1-800-433-3243 to check the status.

Q.  I received my Student Aid Report (SAR) from the Federal Processor. What do I do now?

Review all the information on the SAR to make sure it is correct. In order to be considered for aid from Kent State, be sure you listed the Kent campus Federal School Code 003051. If your information is correct, keep the SAR for your records. If it is incorrect, you can make corrections on-line.

Visit the FAFSA Website

Q. If I receive my Student Aid Report and it says I am selected for verification, what do I need to do?

Verification is a process that confirms, or verifies, data reported on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). If your Student Aid Report indicates you were selected for verification and you plan to attend Kent State University, the student will be contacted and the request the appropriate documentation will be addressed. 

Participation in the Verification process is not optional. If the student does not submit the requested documentation, the student will not be eligible to receive federal financial aid as a Kent State University student and parents of dependent students will not be eligible to receive a PLUS loan.