Verification Policy

What is Verification?

Verification is the process we use to confirm that the data reported on your FAFSA is accurate.

How do I know if I was selected for Verification?

Your Student Aid Report (SAR) will indicate that you have been selected.

How do I complete the verification process?

The requirements needed to verify your application will be listed under the Eligibility Requirements section in Banner Self Service. Our office will use the documents you submit to confirm that the information you provided on the FAFSA is correct. Any errors and/or omissions will be corrected and resubmitted to the federal processor. You will be notified electronically of any corrections to your FAFSA through a subsequent FAFSA transaction. Your financial aid eligibility will not be determined until you have completed the verification process. In the event that you have already been awarded financial aid and are subsequently selected for verification, you will be notified of any changes made to your application or financial aid awards.

Am I eligible for financial aid if I do not complete the verification process?

If you do not complete the verification process, you are not eligible for any Federal Title IV Financial Aid and any other types of aid that are contingent upon receipt of such assistance.

When do I need to complete the verification process?

The verification process must be completed prior to crediting financial aid to your student account. The deadline to submit verification documents is one month following the initial request date.

Referrals to the Office of Inspector General

If we suspect that a student, employee or other individual has misreported information or altered documentation to fraudulently obtain federal funds, the office will report its suspicions and provide any evidence to the Office of Inspector General of the US Department of Education.