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Financial Aid

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.

What to do if you’ve been selected for verification:

First, check My Documents in WebAdvisor for a list of outstanding items.

If we’ve requested the 14-15 DEPENDENT Verification Worksheet…

  1. Verify your income. If you haven’t already done so, log in to your 2014-15 FAFSA and, in the Financial Information section, link to the IRS website and import 2013 income information using the IRS Data Retrieval Tool.*
    • If the student filed a 2013 federal tax return, you will need to import student tax data from the IRS, as well.
  2. Complete the 2014-15 Dependent Verification Worksheet.
  3. Submit the signed Verification Worksheet email to our office along with the following required documents:
    • Copies of your and your parents’ 2013 W-2 form(s), Schedule C, and/or Schedule K-1, as applicable.
If we’ve requested the 14-15 INDEPENDENT Verification Worksheet
  1. Verify your income. If you haven’t already done so, log in to your 2014-15 FAFSA and, in the Financial Information section, link to the IRS website and import 2013 income information using the IRS Data Retrieval Tool.*
  2. Complete the 2014-15 Independent Verification Worksheet.
  3. Submit the signed Verification Worksheet email to our office along with 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.

*How to use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool and what to do if you can’t.

If we’ve requested the 2014-15 Child Support & SNAP Worksheet…
  1. Complete the 2014-15 Child Support & SNAP Worksheet.
  2. Submit the signed Worksheet email to our office.

Due Dates

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

Continuing students: Please submit all required documents no later than May 1.

Verification Changes

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 happens if you don’t 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.