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Tips for Completing Verification

Whom should I include in the household?

Include family members based on whom you reported on your FAFSA. See the chart below.

 Dependent Students

 Independent Students

 Student resides with:

  • Both Parents
  • Mom only
  • Dad only
  • Mom & Step dad
  • Siblings/Other

 Student resides:

  • Self (Adult only)
  • Sef (and spouse)
  • Your children, if you will provide more
    than half the support
  • Other

 * * * Please list only family members that you have checked

 * * * Submit only the information for those checked above

Whom should I include in college?

You may include others only if they will attend at least half-time in 2013-2014 and are enrolled in a program that leads to a college degree or certificate but do not include your parents.

Remember to include name of college and the school code.

If your parent(s) attended college in 2012 and received a 1098-T that indicates the educational expenses exceeded any grants and scholarships received, please complete a Parent Enrollment Verification Form and submit to our office.

I paid child support in 2012, are there special instructions?

Yes, a signed statement including name of the person who paid the child support, name of person to whom child support was paid, name of each child for whom support was paid and the yearly amount of support paid for each child.

You cannot include child support paid for children currently living in your household.

I received SNAP in 2011 or 2012, are there special instructions?

Yes, provide a signed written statement listing all family members who received SNAP benefits and the dates they received them.

What documentation will you accept to show that I completed high school?

Provide one of the following documents that indicate your high school completion status.

  • A copy of the student's high school diploma.
  • A copy of the student's final official high school transcript that shows the date when the diploma was awarded.
  • A copy of the student's General Educational Development (GED) certificate or GED transcript.
  • An academic transcript that indicates the student successfully completed at least a two-year program that is acceptable for full credit toward a bachelor's degree.
  • If State law requires a homeschooled student to obtain a secondary school completion credential for homeschool (other than a high school diploma or its recognized equivalent), a copy of that credential.
  • If State law does not require a homeschooled student to obtain a secondary school completion credential for homeschool (other than a high school diploma or its recognized equivalent), a transcript or the equivalent, signed by the student's parent or guardian, that lists the secondary school courses the student completed and documents the successful completion of a secondary school education in a homeschool setting.

Remember:

  • Include student name & ID on all verification documents
  • Sign all verification documents being submitted to our office
  • Keep a copy of all verification documents for your records

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