Frequent Verification Questions
What is verification?
Verification is a process to confirm information you provided on the FAFSA. If discrepancies are found, your financial aid eligibility may be affected.
How are students selected for verification?
Each year, the federal government randomly selects 30% of ALL students submitting the FAFSA for verification. Most applications are selected at random; others because of inconsistent information.
What should I do if I’m selected for verification?
You will be asked through e-mail from Student Financial Services to submit the following documents of proof for both the parents and student:
What if I don’t submit all the documents needed to complete verification?
No federal financial aid will be awarded until verification is completed, discrepancies are resolved, and the necessary corrections are submitted and processed by the US Department of Education.
Who reviews verification documents and files?
Our Federal Grant Coordinator for Student Financial Services coordinates the verification process.
What if a mistake is found during verification?
If a mistake is found during verification, Student Financial Services submits a correction to the US Department of Education, who in turn notifies the student that his/her FAFSA has been updated.
When is the deadline for completing verification?
A student who is selected for verification during the fall semester must have all required documents submitted by December 1. Any student who does not complete verification by December 1 will be ineligible to return for the spring semester and will be responsible for the remainder of their fall bill after any institutional aid is applied. If a student is required to complete verification as part of the Special Circumstances Appeal process, the deadline for Special Circumstances Appeals will apply.
V1 Verification Worksheet – Dependent (pdf)
V1 Verification Worksheet – Independent (pdf)
V3 Verification Worksheet (pdf)
V4 Verification Worksheet (pdf)
V5 Verification Worksheet – Dependent (pdf)
V5 Verification Worksheet – Independent (pdf)
V6 Verification Worksheet – Independent (pdf)
V6 Verification Worksheet – Dependent (pdf)