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Mastering the "School Use Only" Box (chart)

AwardYear: 1997-1998
Edition: PostSecondary
Part: 2 - - The application process for financial aid
SectionNumber:
SectionTitle: Mastering the "School Use Only" Box (chart)

PageNumbers: 41


Mastering the "School Use Only" Box (chart)

The "School Use Only" box on the SAR enables you to tell the CPS
when you have adjusted a line item on the SAR or when you have
changed a student's dependency status. There are four common
scenarios:


1 You have the student correct a line on the Student Aid Report.
You don't need to make any notation-simply have the student correct
the SAR and mail it to the FAFSA processor.

2 You make an adjustment to one of the line items on the Student
Aid Report. Check box labeled "FAA EFC Adjustment," to let the processor
know that the change was an adjustment rather than a correction to the line item.

3 You correct a data element on the Student Aid
Report, and you adjust a different data element.
A combination of changes should always be reported as an
adjustment. Check the box labeled "FAA EFC Adjustment."

4 You use the Student Aid Report to change a student's dependency status.
Check the appropriate dependency override box.

Whenever you are indicating changes in the "School Use Only" box,
you must fill in your school's Title IV Institution number, and sign
your name.

[[The graphic on page 41 is available as a PDF file (schusebx.pdf).
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Last Modified: 08/20/1998