Free Application for Federal Sudent Aid (FAFSA) and the Student Aid Report (SAR)

Because you are applying for one or more "need-based" scholarships through the South Madison Community Foundation, you are required to complete a FAFSA. This document is also required if you wish to apply for any federal student aid so it is in your best interest to complete the FAFSA at your earliest convenience. YOU NEED ONLY COMPLETE IT ONE TIME BY CONNECTING TO:


The financial resources available to help fund postsecondary education is one of the factors considered by SMCF’s selection committee for every need-based scholarship. In order to be considered for any of these awards, you must complete our application and submit the one-page Student Aid Report (SAR)* in a PDF document to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . The Expected Family Contribution (EFC) as reported on the SAR will determine the scoring curve for the criteria of need. The EFC is considered personal and confidential and will be the only financial information seen by the selection committee and will be used only during the selection process.


*What is the Student Aid Report (SAR)?  (As excerpted from the website)

"The SAR is a paper or electronic document that gives you some basic information about your eligibility for federal student aid and lists your answers to the questions on your FAFSA. If you provided a valid email address on your FAFSA, you will receive an email with instructions on how to access an online copy of your SAR. TYPICALLY, YOU WILL BE ABLE TO ACCESS YOUR SAR WITHIN 2 WEEKS OF FILING YOUR FAFSA. Note: Any student with an FSA ID can view or print his/her SAR by clicking Login on the FAFSA home page, then selecting View or Print your Student Aid Report from the "My FAFSA" page. To determine what type of SAR you should receive and when you should receive it, visit