The Department of Education (DOE) has made major changes to the verification process beginning with the 2012-2013 school year.
Read through the following information carefully because the verification process is not the same as it was in prior years. Changes include items to be verified, documentation required for verification and handling of professional judgments. Expect significant delays if you submit a Special Circumstance Document (SCDOC). The DOE now requires professional judgments (based on your SCDOC) to be made after your FAFSA has gone through the verification process.
Due to these new regulations, it will take longer to verify and disburse aid. Also allow additional time if you submit an SCDOC.
The following information will help you better understand verification and explain how to complete this process.
Please make note: prospective students receive an estimated financial aid package. Once you complete verification, your estimated awards may need to be revised. See "Frequently Asked Questions" for additional information regarding finalized awards, verification deadlines and more.
Each student selected for verification will receive notification from our office regarding the specific documentation required to complete the process. Please do not submit any documentation to our office unless specifically directed to do so.