Student Aid Reports (SAR)
A Student Aid Reports (SAR) is a report provided to an applicant by the U.S Department of Education showing the applicant’s FAFSA information and the amount of his or her Expected Family Contribution (EFC). SARs are paper or electronic documents that are sent to the student or printed from the FAFSA on the Web and FAA Access to CPS online Web sites. SARS and ISIRs contain the same processed student information in different formats. The Central Processing System (CPS) adds comment codes and text to the student’s transaction to provide information to the student and the financial aid officer about the student’s FAFSA status. These codes also indicate whether a student is selected for the verification process.