Student Financial Aid

Verification

Students who are selected for verification by the federal FAFSA processor will be required to use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool to retrieve 2013 federal income tax information.  Almost all of our students at Berea are selected for verification, this doesn’t mean there has been an error, but most students receiving federal aid are selected for verification.  Student Financial Aid Services will send a verification worksheet and a request for federal income tax information to selected new students and through email notification to continuing students.  This information will need to be returned to Student Financial Aid Services within 30 days of notification or by May 1.  Carefully read all comments and follow all instructions printed on your Student Aid Report (SAR) for any other problems (such as citizenship status or selective service registration) that could affect your eligibility to receive financial aid.  Failure to complete the verification process in a timely manner and/or where information is inconsistent with the data submitted on the FAFSA may jeopardize a student’s registration or admissions status.  After all documentation has been submitted and the verification process completed, if any changes have been made, a new ISIR and award letter will be generated to the student. Please contact SFAS if you have any questions, we will be glad to help.

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