Federal Verification

What is Verification?

Verification is a federal financial requirement in which the Federal Central Processing Center (CPS) randomly selects Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) applicants for verification (which will be noted on your “Student Aid Report” or “SAR”).  Students can typically expect to receive notice that they have been selected for verification within 10-14 business days after the Office of Financial Aid receives their FAFSA.  All requested documents should be submitted in full as soon as possible but no later than 120 days after your last day of attendance.  Once selected the process of comparing the self-reported information on the FAFSA to that of IRS Tax Transcripts and other financial documents begins.  If any mistakes are found on the FAFSA the school will make the necessary corrections. Students can view the status of their verification in the financial aid section of their YOUR CONNECTION.


2018-2019 Verification

IRS Data Retrieval Process

Financial Aid Office Hours:
Academic Year:
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Summer Hours:
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Financial Aid Walk-In Hours:
Monday 1 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Tuesday 1 p.m - 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday 1 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Thursday 1 p.m - 4:30 p.m.
Friday 1 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Financial Aid Office

209 Maytum Hall
State University of New York at Fredonia
Fredonia, NY 14063
(716) 673-3253
(716) 673-3785 Fax