Financial Aid

What is a FAFSA Submission Summary (FSS)?

The FSS is a summary of the information listed on the FAFSA, contains the SAI, and is used to make FAFSA corrections.
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A few days after a student submits a FAFSA, her or she will receive a FAFSA Submission Summary (FSS) electronically (if the student listed an email address on the FAFSA) or in the mail (if an email address was not listed). The FSS is a summary of the information the student and parents listed on the FAFSA and also provides some basic financial aid eligibility information. The FSS will indicate if the FAFSA is complete and, if so, it will contain the student's Student Aid Index (SAI) in the upper right-hand corner of the form. The FSS can also be used to make corrections or updates to the information listed on the FAFSA. To learn more information about the FSS, visit the Federal Student Aid website.  

Why does this matter to you?

It is important to review the information that you listed on the FAFSA for accuracy, and the FSS allows you to do so easily. Mistakes do happen and errors can be made, and the easiest way to update the information is by following the directions listed on the FSS. The FSS also contains information about your financial aid eligibility, so review it carefully and print and keep a copy for your records.

Learn more about the FAFSA