What is verification?
Verification is a process of reviewing the accuracy of the information that was submitted on your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
Students are randomly selected for verification by the U.S. Department of Education’s Central Processing System (CPS). Your Student Aid Report (SAR) will inform you if you have been selected for verification. An asterisk next to the EFC will be present and a comment in the student section of the SAR that tells applicants they will be asked by their schools to provide documentation.
There may be other reasons for being selected for verification:
- Incomplete data submitted on the FAFSA.
- The FAFSA appears to have conflicting information.
- The FAFSA has estimated information.
- The Office of Financial Aid may select students for verification in connection with an appeal review request.
Click the link below to access some of the verification forms that may need to be submitted to our office.