Important FAFSA Information

Student Aid Report (SAR)


 After you have completed your FAFSA on, it is important to review your student aid report (SAR) on  This will provide important notices regarding your aid eligibility and you should check to make sure the information is entered accurately.  If you estimated your financial information when you originally filed, you must now use the SAR to correct your data with accurate information. Be sure that the Chestnut Hill College code, number 003245, is listed on the SAR. 

“C” Flags

 When you submit your FAFSA, the FAFSA is checked against your information with other federal agencies. “C” Flags indicate inconsistent information or information that could not be verified by the government systems. All “C” flags are identified on the SAR with an explanation in the comments section of the SAR. All “C” flags issues must be resolved before Student Financial Services can disburse any financial aid. You will be notified by Student Financial Services of the documentation or actions required to remove the “C” flags. 


Selective Service

 Men aged 18 through 25 are required to register with the Selective Service System in order to receive federal funding. If you are between the ages of 18-25 and have not registered, please register at as soon as possible. If you are over the age of 25 and have not registered for the Selective Service, please contact Student Financial Services immediately. 


Federal Graduate PLUS Loan Entrance Counseling

 Federal regulations require that every student who borrows a Federal Graduate PLUS Loan complete an entrance counseling session before the first Graduate PLUS Loan is disbursed. To apply online, go to and request a direct plus loan.  You must also complete an exit counseling requirement before you graduate or withdraw from Chestnut Hill College.  Your entrance counseling session and exit counseling session will provide you with important information regarding your rights and responsibilities associated with borrowing through the Federal Graduate PLUS Loan Program