Verification

What is Verification?

One of every three students to file a FAFSA is selected for a review process called Verification; which requires their school to verify the accuracy of the FAFSA.

There are three separate Verification Groups for the 2017-18 school year, they are the Standard Verification Group, Custom Verification Group, and Aggregate Verification Group.  Verification must be completed before any Federal and/or State Aid is disbursed to a student.

V1 Standard Verification Group

The following items must be verified for students required to complete Verification:

  • Number of Household Members
  • Number in College

Required for Tax Filers

  • Adjusted Gross Income
  • U.S. Income Tax Paid
  • Untaxed Portions of Individual Retirement Account (IRA) Distributions
  • Untaxed Portions of Pensions
  • Tax Exempt Interest Income

Required for Nontax Filers

  • Income Earned from Work

Students selected for V1 Verification must provide documentation for the required items.  Required items may include but are not limited to:

Students selected for V1 Verification will be sent a verification packet by e-mail and/or mail with instructions of what they must do.

V4 Custom Verification Group

The following items must be verified to complete Verification:

  • High School Completion Status
  • Identity/Statement Of Educational Purpose

Students selected for V4 Verification will be sent a verification packet which includes the Verification worksheet and directions.  They must complete the V4 Verification Worksheet.  The worksheet must be completed in person at the Student Financial Aid Services.  If this is not possible, a student may bring in submit a notarized copy of their government issued ID.

V5 Aggregate Verification Group

The following items must be verified to complete Verification:

  • Number of Household Members
  • Number in College
  • High School Completion Status
  • Identity/Statement of Educational Purpose

Required for Tax Filers

  • Adjusted Gross Income
  • S. Income Tax Paid
  • Untaxed Portions of Individual Retirement Account (IRA) Distributions
  • Untaxed Portions of Pensions
  • Tax Exempt Interest Income

Required for Non-tax Filers

  • Income Earned from Work

Students selected for V5 Verification must provide documentation for the required items.  Required items may include but are not limited to:

Students selected for V5 Verification will be sent a verification packet by e-mail and/or mail with instructions of what they must do.