What Happens After I Apply?

 

Approximately 4 weeks after sending your FAFSA to the processor, you will receive a Student Aid Report (SAR). Review your SAR for any errors and if it is correct, contact the Office of Financial Aid & Veterans’ Affairs. If corrections are needed, make corrections on Part 2 of the SAR and send it back to the processor, or log into and make corrections to your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online at fafsa.ed.gov. You should receive a corrected SAR within two weeks. Once you receive an accurate SAR, do NOT mail it back to the processor, it is for your records. If you listed Kaskaskia College first on your application, your information will be electronically submitted to the Office of Financial Aid. If you plan to attend and did not list Kaskaskia College first on your application, you should make a school change by logging into your FAFSA online and making corrections to the School Selection Section. Some applications are selected for a process called verification. You will be informed of your selection on your Student Aid Report and the Estimated Family Contribution (EFC) number on your SAR may be flagged with an asterisk (*). If conflicting or inconsistent information appears your SAR you will also be selected for verification by the Office of Financial Aid. If your form is selected for verification you will be required to complete a verification worksheet and submit copies of your income tax returns as well as documentation of non-taxable income and assets and other required information that will be outlined on the notice you will receive from the Office of Financial Aid.

After your financial aid file is complete, the Office of Financial Aid will send you an Award Letter outlining the types and amounts of aid for which you are eligible. The Award Letter is based on full-time enrollment and will be adjusted according to your enrollment at the end of the two-week drop/add period for each semester. Read your Award Letter very carefully. If you have any questions or concerns regarding your Award Letter, contact the Office of Financial Aid.

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