Your SAR contains federal financial aid information, and it should come within a few weeks after you send in your FAFSA. (If it doesn’t, contact the Federal Student Aid Information Center at 1-800-433-3243.) Naturally, if you provided an e-mail address when you applied, you’ll get an electronic response that will probably arrive sooner. Either way, once you’ve got the Report, review it carefully to make sure it’s correct and complete. The schools you listed on your FAFSA should have received a copy of the report too, but you’ll still want to contact each one’s financial aid office to make certain that your application is complete, and ask what else you need to do to establish and maintain your eligibility for financial aid. (They may need your tax forms, for example.) Oh, and keep a copy for your own records as well.