What is a Data Release Number (DRN)?


A Data Release Number (DRN) is a four-digit number assigned to your application by Federal Student Aid. It is printed on the upper right corner of the paper Student Aid Report (SAR), in the upper right corner on the electronic SAR, and on your confirmation page.

The DRN can be provided to a customer service representative to make certain changes to your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) information. These changes include: permanent mailing address, e-mail address, phone number, school code and / or housing plan.

You should not give your DRN to anyone unless that person is a financial aid administrator or customer service representative and you are either adding colleges or changing data on your FAFSA.

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