Verification

As part of the verification process, specified documents maybe requested by the institution to validate information listed on a Student Aid Report (SAR). Students may be selected for verification by the Central Processing System (CPS) via random selection or by institution selection. Students will receive a letter stating the specified items that will need to be completed and the identified documents that will have to be submitted in order to complete the verification process. Upon completion of a student’s verification process and determination of eligibility, the institution will send an award letter to the student. If a student does not provide specified documentation as requested by the institution by the last day of the summer semester for the academic year in which the student is applying for aid, the institution will designate the student’s file as inactive and the student’s opportunity for financial aid eligibility will be forfeited for that specified academic year.

2018-2019 Verification Tracking Groups – FAFSA Information Required to Be Verified

  • V1 – Standard Verification Group

    • Tax Filers
    • Adjusted Gross Income
    • U.S. Income Tax Paid
    • Untaxed Portions of Individual Retirement Account
      (IRA) Distributions
    • Untaxed Portions of Pensions
    • IRA Deductions and Payments
    • Tax Exempt Interest Income
      Education Tax Credits
    • Nontax Filers
    • Income Earned from Work
    • Tax Filers and Nontax Filers
    • Number of Household Members
    • Number in College
  • V2 – Reserved For FSA Use Only

    • N/A
  • V3 – Reserved

    • N/A
  • V4 – Custom Verification Group

    • High School Completion Status
      Identity/Statement of Educational Purpose
  • V5 – Aggregate Verification Group

    • Tax Filers
    • Adjusted Gross Income
    • U.S. Income Tax Paid
    • Untaxed Portions of IRA Distributions
    • Untaxed Portions of Pensions
    • IRA Deductions and Payments
    • Tax Exempt Interest Income
    • Education Tax Credits
    • Nontax Filers
    • Income earned from work
    • Tax Filers and Nontax Filers
    • Number of Household Members
    • Number in College
    • High School Completion Status
    • Identity/Statement of Educational Purpose
  • V6 – Reserved

    • N/A