General FAFSA Question

SJU Federal School Code

What is it?

Saint Joseph University’s Federal School Code is 003367.  

Who can use it?

The Federal School Code is used on the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid).

Where can I access this service?

Students filing the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) will want to list the SJU Federal School Code on their FAFSA so that the Financial Aid Office receives their FAFSA form.  

C-Flag

What is it?

When a student files a FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid), there are two types of output documents: the Institutional Student Information Record (ISIR), which is made available electronically to the schools the student listed on the FAFSA (or added later) and their state agency, and the Student Aid Report (SAR), which is sent to the student or made available to her online.  The SARs and ISIRs include comment codes and text explaining any questionable results from the matches and edits that occur when a student files a FAFSA. For some of these there will also be a C-Flag, which the Financial Aid Office must resolve before paying the student federal aid. For instance, if a student has defaulted on a federal student loan, the SAR and ISIR will note this in several places, including comments to the student and the NSLDS financial aid history page.

Who can use it?

Students who file the FAFSA and fail one of the federal matches (i.e.-student’s information is matched against the SSA (Social Security Administration), DHS (Department of Homeland Security), VA (Veteran’s Administration) and NSLDS (National Student Loan Database System), will see a corresponding C-Flag on their ISIR or SAR.  A missing student or parent signature on the FAFSA can also cause a C-Flag to appear.

Where can I access this service?

Students can find any possible C-Flags on the SAR (Student Aid Report) they receive via email after they file the FAFSA.

FSA ID

What is it?

The FSA is used as a personal identifier in the financial aid application process. Students (and parents) use the FSA ID to log on to FAFSA on the Web and other FSA websites—the National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS), StudentLoans.gov, Studentaid.gov, and the TEACH Grant website—with a username and password they create.  The FSA ID also serves as a student (and parent’s) e-signature on the FAFSA form.

Who can use it?

Students (and parents) use the FSA ID to log on to FAFSA on the Web and other FSA websites—the National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS), StudentLoans.gov, Studentaid.gov, and the TEACH Grant website—with a username and password they create.

Where can I access this service?

Students (and parents) can apply for an FSA ID at https://fsaid.ed.gov.

IRS Data Retrieval

What is it?

The IRS Data Retrieval Tool gives FAFSA filer the option to transfer their federal tax information directly from their prior-prior year federal tax return to their FAFSA form.

Who can use it?

You can use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool if: You filed a federal tax return, provided you did not file an amended tax return and are not married but filed separately.  Students or parents who filed a joint return but are divorced, separated, or widowed when the application is signed won’t be able to copy the information from the tax forms or transfer data with the DRT.

Where can I access this service?

You can access the IRS Data Retrieval Tool (DRT) when filing your FAFSA at https://fafsa.gov.  If you already filed your FAFSA, were offered the IRS DRT but did not utilize it, and now wish to do so, simply return to https://fafsa.gov and choose the “Make a correction option”.  You can then go to the financial section of the form and choose that option.  

FAFSA Corrections

What is it?

FAFSA filers who need to make updates to their submitted FAFSA can make a FAFSA correction at https://fafsa.gov, using their FSA ID to retrieve their submitted FAFSA, by selecting the “Make a Correction” option.

Who can use it?

FAFSA Filers can make corrections to their submitted FAFSA as necessary.  Certain items should not be corrected if they have changed after the FAFSA was already filed (example--asset information is generally not corrected as you should list the value of your assets as of the day you file your FAFSA initially). 

Where can I access this service?

FAFSA filers can make a correction to their submitted FAFSA at https://fafsa.gov.

 
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Service ID: 26993
Created
Wed 3/28/18 9:32 AM
Modified
Fri 4/27/18 2:49 PM