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Financial Aid Verification

What is verification?

Verification is a process used to verify certain information on the FAFSA.  In this process, we will be comparing information from your FAFSA application with 2014 federal tax return transcripts, and/or with W2s or other financial documents.  The U.S. Dept. of Education requires us to collect this information before awarding federal aid.  If there are differences between your application information and your financial documents, corrections may need to be made to your FAFSA.

How will you know if you have been selected for verification?

If you are selected for verification by the federal processor, there will be an asterisk next to your Expected Family Contribution (EFC) on your Student Aid Report (SAR).  You will also be informed of your selection for verification in the SAR Acknowledgement.  You can view your SAR online at www.fafsa.ed.gov.

You can monitor your verification requirements and progress in finVue.  You will also receive requirement reminder emails from Student Financial Services.  If you are a new student, these emails will be sent to the email address listed on FAFSA.  Otherwise, these emails will be sent to your Andrews email.  Be sure to remove us from any SPAM filters you may have set up.

Why would someone be selected for verification?

There are several possible reasons for being selected for verification.  The main reasons are:

  1. Random selection
  2. Incomplete data on FAFSA application
  3. Contradicting data on FAFSA application
  4. Estimated information of FAFSA application

What should you do if you are selected?

First, don't panic.  Verification is a federal regulation.  Verification prevents ineligible students from receiving aid and ensures that eligible students receive all the aid for which they qualify.  If you are selected for verification, you should check your finVue account to see what documents are required.  We will also be sending requirement reminder emails, so be sure to read those carefully.  The type of documents required will vary from student to student, and not all students selected for FAFSA verification will have to submit the same documents.  Do not turn in any documentation that is not requested.  It is important that you submit verification documents as soon as possible.  Verification must be completed before any awarding can be done.

If you already know which verification forms you need to submit, you can click on the form links below.

Verification forms

Code Forms
V1 V1 Verification Sheet

V4 Verification Sheet

To be completed at SFS office.


To be completed with Notary.

V5 Verification Sheet

To be completed at SFS office.


To be completed with Notary.
V6 V6 Verification Sheet











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