Financial Aid Services Center

Federal Verification

Verification is the process that schools use to confirm that your FAFSA information is accurate. FAFSA records may be selected for verification by the federal government or the school for many reasons. For example, there may be unclear or conflicting information on the FAFSA. Also, the federal processor may select your FAFSA for verification at random. The verification process helps ensure students receive the full amount of financial aid for which they are eligible and to prevent financial aid from going to students who are not eligible.

To complete the verification process, all you need to do is provide the requested documentation by the listed deadline. We will provide you with full instructions and we have staff on hand to help you through the process.

The verification process is a federal regulation and must be completed in order for a student to receive federal aid and most other types of financial aid. If you do not wish to complete the verification process, and therefore not receive financial aid, please notify us so we can update your status. If you do not complete verification by the listed deadline, we will discontinue processing and cancel reserved, or paid, financial aid.