A Data Release Number (DRN) is a four-digit number assigned to an application by Federal Student Aid. The DRN is displayed only to the student, and prints on the top right corner of the Student Aid Report (SAR) and on the student’s confirmation page if he or she filed using FAFSA on the Web.

If a student asks you to add your school code to an application, he/she must provide you with the DRN. You also need the DRN if you want to file a Renewal FAFSA for a student who did not list your school code on last year’s FAFSA.