You’re not finished with the FAFSA form until you (and your parent, if you’re a dependent
student) sign it. The quickest and easiest way to sign your FAFSA form is online with
your FSA ID.
Note: If you (the student) logged in to the FAFSA form with your FSA ID, you won’t
need to provide it again on this page, but if you’re a dependent student, your parent
will still need to sign before you can completely submit.
Within two weeks, you will receive your Student Aid Report (SAR). It will list the
information that you provided on the FAFSA as well as an Expected Family Contribution (EFC). The EFC is used to determine your
eligibility. It is based on your dependency status, family income, and other factors.
If you submitted your e-mail address, the form will come via e-mail. Mt SAC also receives
the report electronically and will request additional forms to complete your file.
Check the SAR for accuracy. For corrections, return online and make the changes immediately.
Please allow at least five days for Mt SAC to receive your corrected information.
If no changes are needed, retain the form for your records.
Once you receive the SAR, view your application status to find the additional forms
you may need to complete your file. Click on MyMtSAC and log in with your user ID and password. Then choose the Financial Tab. Additional
forms are listed under Financial Aid Requirements.
If your mailing address changes at any point during your time as an applicant or recipient
of Financial Aid, log on to MyMtSAC and update your mailing address.
Sign and Submit Tips:
- If you or your parent forgot your FSA ID, you can learn how to retrieve the FSA ID
at the Federal Student Aid website.
- Make sure you and your parent don’t mix up your FSA IDs. This is one of the most common
errors we see, and why it’s extremely important for each person to create his or her
own FSA ID and not share it with anyone.
- Make sure the parent who is using his or her FSA ID to sign the FAFSA form chooses
the right parent number from the drop-down menu. If your parent doesn’t remember whether
he or she was listed as Parent 1 or Parent 2, he or she can go back to the parent
demographics section to check.
- Visit FAFSA's Help website to find out what you should do if you get an error saying that your FSA ID information
doesn’t match the information provided on the FAFSA form.
- If you have siblings, your parent can use the same FSA ID to sign FAFSA forms for
all of his or her children. Your parent can also transfer his or her information into
your sibling’s application by choosing the option provided on the FAFSA confirmation
- We recommend signing the FAFSA form with an FSA ID because it’s the fastest way to
get your FAFSA form processed. However, if you and/or your parent are unable to sign
the FAFSA form electronically with an FSA ID, you can mail in a signature page. From
the sign and submit page, select “Other options to sign and submit” and then choose
“Print A Signature Page.” Just keep in mind that your FAFSA form will take longer
to process if you go this route.
I’m finished. What’s next?
Congratulations on finishing! You’re one step closer to getting money for college.
With the hard part over, visit the Federal Student Aid's What to Expect after you fill out the FAFSA website.