What is Verification?

Verification is a review process in which the Office of Financial Aid determines the accuracy of the information provided on the student's financial aid application. During the verification process, the student and parent (if applicable) may be required to submit documentation for the amounts listed (or not listed) on the financial aid application. Such documentation may include but are not limited to:
  • Signed copy of IRS RETURN transcripts of Tax forms and W2 forms for: you, and your spouse (if any)
  • Signed copy of IRS RETURN transcripts of Tax forms and W2 forms for your parents (if you are a dependent student)
  • Statement from I.R.S. showing proof non-filer of taxes
  • Proof of U.S. citizenship
  • Copy of permanent resident card (front and back)
  • Copy of Social Security benefit statement
  • Copy of Budget letter for Public Assistance recipients
  • Proof of registration with Selective Service
  • Copy of Social Security card
  • Copy Birth Certificate
  • Copy of Marriage Certificate
  • Verification and Institutional SAR Change forms, signed by you and your parent (if you are a dependent student), these forms are available at the Financial Aid office.
To see if you have been selected for verification or check the status of your Financial Aid application, visit the "view your awards online" section or visit the Financial Aid office during office hours.