A percentage of FAFSAs are selected for verification each year. This is done to make certain that the information reported is accurate. The federal processor uses a system of edits (or flags) which produces a selection of certain applications for verification. If a student’s application is selected for verification, this may mean that a data element in the application does not fit generally recognized patterns (not necessarily that the element is incorrect; it merely must be verified), or that the student was selected at random.
If a student’s application is selected for verification, the following documentation must be submitted to the Office of Financial Aid:
The Office of Financial Aid may also select files for verification if there appears to be a conflict of information. If a student’s application is selected for verification, the student is notified on the Student Aid Report (SAR)
Federal need-based aid cannot be disbursed until verification is complete. The Financial Aid Office holds the right to amend financial aid award packages based on student eligibility at any time. Please bear in mind that you will be notified of any adjustments that are necessary and corrections will be made for information that is not accurate, which may affect your ability to receive aid. If corrections are made to your FAFSA as a result of the verification process, you will be sent an updated SAR from the federal processor. Notification of revised awards will be mailed to new students and continuing students.
Verification must be completed no later than 60 days past the last day of your enrollment for the semester you attend. Corrections involving the federal processor must be made prior to mid-August.
If we suspect that a student, employee or other individuals has misreported information or altered documentation to fraudulently obtain federal funds. We will report all suspicion and provide any evidence to Office of Inspector General.
Financial aid is available to those who qualify