Federal Verification

What is Verification?

Verification is a federal financial requirement in which the Federal Central Processing Center (CPS) randomly selects approximately 30% of all 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. Once selected the process of comparing the self-reported information on the FAFSA to that of Federal Tax information and other financial documents begins. If any mistakes are found on the FAFSA the school will make the necessary corrections.

2014-2015 Verification 

IRS Data Retrieval Process 


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