Your FAFSA Results

Within a week of filing your FAFSA, you will receive an email with a secure link so you can access your Student Aid Report (SAR) on the Web. You should use this link to review or print a copy of your SAR.

The SAR displays all of the information you reported on the FAFSA, indicates errors that may need to be resolved, and informs you of your Expected Family Contribution (EFC).


Check your SAR for the following:

  • Is there an Expected Family Contribution (EFC)? If there are problems with your application, you could receive a SAR without a calculated EFC - you'll need to read the comments to determine what needs to be done.

  • Are there any errors? For example, did you estimate your parents' income as $50,000, but you accidentally entered $500,000? Did you report your parent's income twice, under the parent and student section?

  • Read the comments- FAFSA will alert you to possible errors as well as other eligibility issues. For example, a database check with the Social Security Administration and the Department of Homeland Security may show that you are not a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen. Even if you are offered financial aid, you will not be able to receive it until these issues are resolved.


To make corrections, return to, log-in and make the corrections. Make sure both your and your parent's PIN numbers are used to "re-sign" the application. Depending on the changes, we may request additional information or documentation to verify what has been reported. If you need help with corrections, please contact our office at (585) 245-5731.


As long as you listed SUNY Geneseo on your FAFSA, the Federal Processor will send us your application data electronically. In mid- to late-March, freshman and transfer applicants should receive a paper letter detailing their financial aid award. Returning students will begin to receive award notifications in late spring and early summer.