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Verification

for undergraduate students

Verification is a process where the College double-checks the information you submitted on your financial aid application materials. The FAFSA processing center or the College can select students for verification. We are required to make corrections to inaccurate information discovered through the verification process and to use the verified information in determining a student’s eligibility for financial aid. Corrections to a student’s aid application may cause a change in eligibility and result in a revised award notification.

What to do if you are selected for verification:

You will need to check My Documents in WebAdvisor for a list of outstanding items which must be submitted to the Financial Aid Office.

DEPENDENT STUDENTS: 
If WebAdvisor shows a request for the 2014-15 DEPENDENT Verification Worksheet, you must complete the following:
  1. Verify your income. If you haven’t already done so, log in to your 2014-15 FAFSA. In the Financial Information section, link to the IRS website and import 2013 Parent(s) income information using the IRS Data Retrieval Tool. Details about how to use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool can be found on the Verifying Income page.
    • If the student filed a 2013 federal tax return, you will need to import student tax data from the IRS, as well.
    • If the IRS Data Retrieval Tool was unavailable or you were unable to import your or your student’s tax information, review the Verifying Income page for alternative options to complete this step.
  2. Complete the 2014-15 Dependent Verification Worksheet.
  3. Print and submit a signed copy of the 2014-15 Dependent Verification Worksheet email to our office, as well as the following required documents:
    • Copies of your and your parents’ 2013 W-2 form(s), Schedule C, and/or Schedule K-1, as applicable. OR
    • If you were unable to complete the Data Retrieval process, you must submit the copies of your and your parents’ 2013 W-2 form(s), Schedule C, and/or Schedule K-1, as applicable. As well as the alternative documentation noted on the Verifying Income page.
INDEPENDENT STUDENTS:
If WebAdvisor shows a request for the 2014-15 INDEPENDENT Verification Worksheet, you must complete the following:   
  1. Verify your income. If you haven’t already done so, log in to your 2014-15 FAFSA. In the Financial Information section, link to the IRS website and import 2013 income information using the IRS Data Retrieval Tool. Details about how to use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool can be found on the Verifying Income page.
    • If the IRS Data Retrieval Tool was unavailable or you were unable to import your tax information, review the Verifying Income page for alternative options to complete this step.
  2. Complete the 2014-15 Independent Verification Worksheet.
  3. Print and submit a signed copy of the 2014-15 Independent Verification Worksheet email to our office, as well as the following required documents:
    • Your (and your spouse’s, if married) 2013 W-2 form(s), Schedule C, and/or Schedule K-1, as applicable. OR
    • If you were unable to complete the Data Retrieval process, you must submit the copies of your (and your spouse’s, if married) 2013 W-2 form(s), Schedule C, and/or Schedule K-1, as applicable. As well as the alternative documentation noted on the Verifying Income page.
CHILD SUPPORT & SNAP WORKSHEET:
If WebAdvisor shows a request for the 2014-15 Child Support & SNAP Worksheet, you must complete the following:
  1. Complete the 2014-15 Child Support & SNAP Worksheet.
  2. Print and submit a signed copy of the 2014-15 Child Support & SNAP Worksheet email to our office.

Due Dates To Complete Verification

Incoming students: Submit all required documents no later than April 15.

Continuing students: Submit all required documents no later than May 15.

What happens if you do not complete verification in a timely manner?

Offers of financial aid will not be finalized nor will any funds disburse to your student account, if verification is required but incomplete. Failure to complete verification may also result in the cancellation of your financial aid.