Verification is the process of comparing information reported on the FAFSA to specified documents. Regulations for 2019-2020 include a provision that the US Department of Education will announce for each award year, the FAFSA information that an institution and an applicant may be required to verify for an applicant selected for verification, and the acceptable documentation for the information.
Please only submit the documents listed for you on your web services "Financial Aid Document Status" list. Instructions for viewing the verification documents you are required to submit can be found below.
2019-2020 Information That May Need To Be Verified
Verifiable Data Element: Number in Household/# in College
Verifiable Data Element: AGI and Taxes paid
Verifiable Data Element: Certain Untaxed Income
Acceptable Documentation: Verified by tax data
Verifiable Data Element: IRS Non-Filer for Parent and/or Independent Student
Verifiable Data Element: IRS Non-Filer for Dependent Student
Acceptable Documentation: Dependent Student Non-Filer form, and any Student 2017 W2s.
Verifiable Data Element: Identity/Statement of Educational Purpose
Acceptable Documentation: Identity/Statement of Educational Purpose Instructions
Verifiable Data Element: High School Completion Status
Acceptable Documentation: Final HS Transcript or copy of Diploma.
If you are selected for verification your offer for financial aid is estimated, pending completion of the verification process.
If your FAFSA is selected for verification please sign onto the Portal/Web Services using the following to view a list of the documents we need to complete your verification:
Upon receipt of the required documents, we will compare the information from the verification documents to the information reported on the FAFSA. We will submit corrections to the Federal Processor for each verifiable data element that differ. This may cause your Federal Aid eligibility to change from your original award.
Remember: Federal Aid does not disburse to student accounts until the Verification Process is complete. It is in your best interest to sign onto the Portal/Web Services at least weekly to check your status.