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  Submitting the FAFSA
There are four ways to submit your completed FAFSA:
1. FAFSA on the Web
FAFSA on the Web is a free U.S. Department of Education Web site where you can complete and submit your FAFSA online.
2. FAFSA Express
FAFSA Express is a free software program that allows you to apply for federal student aid from your home computer or from a computer at a central location such as high school, postsecondary school, public library, or local Educational Opportunity Center that uses FAFSA Express. FAFSA Express can be used only on a personal computer equipped with a modem. If you wish to apply using FAFSA Express, you can order diskettes at 800-801-0576 or download a copy of the software program from the U.S. Department of Education's web site.
3. Electronically
Your school may be able to submit your FAFSA electronically. Contact the school’s financial aid office to inquire about submitting your FAFSA electronically.
4. Paper FAFSA
The paper FAFSA should be available after mid-November of each year. You can obtain a paper version of the FAFSA from your high school, financial aid office at any college or university, public library, or the Federal Student Aid Information Center by calling 1-800-4-FED-AID (1-800-433-3243). If you apply by mail, send your completed application in the envelope provided within the application packet. By using this envelope will ensure that your application reaches the correct address.

What happens after submitting your completed FAFSA
Once your FAFSA has been received and processed by the federal processor, you will receive a Student Aid Report (SAR) within 48 hours of filing on the web or 4-6 weeks if filing a paper FAFSA. The SAR summarizes the information you provided on the FAFSA in which the processor reviewed, analyzed, and calculated your Expected Family Contribution. This figure will serve as a guideline to determine your eligibility for federal, state, and institutional aid.

When you receive your SAR, you must review it carefully for accuracy and correct any discrepancies. If any changes or corrections to your SAR are necessary, promptly submit your corrections online or by mail. If your FAFSA was completed without any problems, your EFC will be printed above your Data Release Number (DRN) in the upper right hand corner.

If it has been more than four weeks since you submitted your application and you have not received anything, you can check on the status of your application through the FAFSA on the Web (even if you did not apply using FAFSA on the Web), or by contacting the Federal Student Aid Information Center at 800-4-FED-AID (800-433-3243) or 800-730-8913 (TTY) for the hearing impaired.

Your SAR will also be mailed to each of the financial aid offices of the colleges and universities that you listed on the FAFSA. Each school’s financial aid office will take the information provided on the SAR to estimate your financial need and determine your eligibility for federal and institutional aid.

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