Completing Your File

Understanding Your SAR

PhotoWhat's an SAR? It's the Student Aid Report (SAR), and every student who includes an e-mail address on the FAFSA will receive one. You can expect your SAR within 48 hours of filing online or within three weeks after filing a paper FAFSA without an e-mail address.

The SAR is your official record that the federal processor received your FAFSA. The federal processor will also send a copy of your SAR to each of the schools you list on the FAFSA.

If you need additional copies of the SAR, visit the FAFSA Web site or call the federal processor at 800/4-FED-AID. Also be sure to:

  • Carefully review the SAR to make sure all the information is correct. If you find errors, correct them and submit them to the federal processor.

  • Check to see if your SAR has been selected for verification. Look under the date for the letters EFC (expected family contribution) followed by a series of numbers. If there is an asterisk (*) after your EFC, your FAFSA has been selected for verification. If so, you will be asked by the Student Financial Services Office at Albion College to provide more information. Be sure to respond as soon as possible – you could be left without aid if the process is delayed.

Additional Documents

In order to complete our review of your file, we may request additional documents. If you need a copy of a form, you may download it from our forms page.

Entering Students

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Getting started.

First, we’ll want to hear all about your strengths and accomplishments. Then we’ll determine what types of aid you may be eligible for at Albion. That may include academic and talent-based scholarships, grants, low-interest loans, and campus work opportunities.

Working together, our financial services team will help you build the strongest financial aid package possible.

Our mission is to assist students and their families in planning for and meeting their educational expenses at Albion. Let us help you explore the options and craft your own financing plan.

Access Your Aid


Albion Online.

There is a wealth of information available online. Here at Albion it's no different. You can access your personal information 24/7 by visiting the Albion College Information System, which we refer to as ACIS.

We'll send you the information you need to access your personal account after you've sent in your enrollment deposit.

Student Financial Services

Your College Education.

It’s one of the most important
investments your family can make.

Albion is Affordable

Current Students

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You're invested in Albion.

You've been here awhile. Maybe a year, maybe a few. You've made an impact on campus and studied hard. But you still have a little more to go.

The reality is that your investment increases each year. Getting the facts on scholarships and financial aid is the next step to help ensure that your Albion education is affordable, and continues to be the education of a lifetime.

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