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Student Aid Report (SAR)

What is a Student Aid Report (SAR)?Link to Financial Aid TV

A Student Aid Report (SAR) is a summary of the information that you provided when completing the FAFSA.  The SAR will provide you with information about any issues related to your FAFSA application and list the Expected Family Contribution (EFC) figure that determines your eligibility for different aid sources.




When will I receive my SAR?


If you filed your FAFSA online, and provided an email address, you will receive your Student Aid Report (SAR) in approximately three to five business days at your email address
If you did not provide an email address, you will receive your SAR in approximately two weeks at your mailing address.

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What should I do with my SAR?


Review your SAR to make sure that all of the information is correct as you reported it on the FAFSA.  Also review the first page(s) carefully as it will provide instructions regarding your eligibility for financial aid sources.

The schools that you listed on your FAFSA will receive an electronic copy of your SAR and will begin determining your aid eligibility.


How do I know how much aid I will receive?


Upon receiving the electronic copy of your SAR, Tidewater Community College will develop a financial aid package for you.  This package will include any grants that you are eligible to receive and may also include a student loan offer, if recommended.

Before this financial aid package can be developed, you must be sure to provide any additional information requested by the College.  This may be a result of the verification process, for which students are selected by the U.S. Department of Education.

Once your financial aid package is complete, you will receive a Financial Aid Award Notice at your student email address. 

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