Will I be notified if my FAFSA is accepted?
Yes. If you use our service to prepare and file your FAFSA, we will file your FAFSA application with the US Department of Education (ED). We'll then e-mail you instructions on how to provide required signatures. The ED's deadline for receiving your signature is 14 days, so we recommend you complete this step as soon as possible.
Typically one to five business days after receiving your signatures, the ED will e-mail you a link to your Student Aid Report (SAR). They will also forward the SAR to any colleges you listed on the FAFSA. The SAR is the notification/proof that your filed FAFSA has been processed.
More detailed financial aid award letters will be received from your college(s) after they have received your SAR from the ED. Often, colleges will wait to begin the preparation of financial aid award packages until after they have accepted your request for admission.