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EDUCATIONQUEST FOUNDATION COLLEGE PLANNING BULLETIN A monthly college planning guide for Nebraska high school students December 2019 What to expect after you submit your FAFSA The FAFSA opened October 1, so many of you have already completed and submitted your form. Here’s what happens next: Expect a Student Aid Report (SAR). You’ll receive it via an email link if you provided an email address on your FAFSA. The SAR acknowledges that your FAFSA was received and lets you know if you need to take further action to process your FAFSA. Make sure you applied for admission to colleges you listed on your FAFSA. Colleges that receive your FAFSA results typically won’t send you a financial aid package until you’ve applied and have been accepted to the school. Watch for verification requests. The college(s) you listed on your FAFSA might request verification of your FAFSA information. If so, send the required documents to the colleges’ financial aid office. Watch for financial aid award notifications. The colleges you were accepted to – and listed on your FAFSA – will send you financial aid award notifications detailing the types and amounts of aid they’re offering based on your financial need. This EducationQuest Blog article has more details about what happens after you submit your FAFSA. Haven’t completed your FAFSA yet? No problem! You and a parent can complete the form at FAFSA.gov. Before you start, create an FSA ID for you and one for a parent at fsaid.ed.gov. You’ll need them to access and sign the form. For free help with the FAFSA, watch these FAFSA Demo videos, use our free FAFSA Tools, or call EducationQuest to make an appointment: Omaha – 888.357.6300 Lincoln – 800.303.3745 Kearney – 800.666.3721 Scottsbluff – 800.303.3745, ext. 6654 Winning the scholarship game Follow these tips to increase your chances of earning scholarships: