Verification is a process through which the institution verifies the information you reported on your FAFSA. The Department of Education (DOE) requires all institutions to perform verification on all applicants who were selected. The verification process requires the institution to collect additional documents from the student and his/her family to verify the information provided on the FAFSA. Depending on individual situations, additional documents may be requested as needed. It is the student’s responsibility to make sure the Financial Aid Office receives the items requested promptly. Failure to respond can result in loss of aid.
To allow time for accurate processing the deadline to submit documents to the Financial Aid Office for 2020-2021 aid year is September 15, 2020.
**If the student does not provide the requested verification documentation within a reasonable time period that has been established, the institution may not disburse aid. Students who have not completed verification may be restricted from on-campus housing.
The failure to provide the COMPLETED requested documentation before the established deadline may result in the following:
1. Ineligibility of Title IV aid (Pell Grant, SEOG Grant, TEACH Grant, and Federal Direct Loans)
2. Delay in the disbursement of Title IV aid (Pell Grant, SEOG Grant, TEACH Grant, and Federal Direct Loans)
3. Removal of class schedule
How do I know if I am selected for Verification?
Your Student Aid Report comments, from your FAFSA, will indicate if you have been selected for Verification. You can also find information In Self Serve by clicking on Financial Aid Activity. To see detailed information on needed documents, click on the Financial Aid Counseling Tab.