Once you purchase a test, you will gain access to the testing center at credential.nasfaa.org using your NASFAA login (email and password). In the testing center, the Platform Tutorial will demonstrate navigation.
To earn this credential, you will need to know the basic principles and processes for verification of a student’s FAFSA® application data. You will need to know when verification is required and for which student applicants, which data elements must be verified, and what documentation is acceptable. You also will need to know about the corrections process, interim disbursements, timeframes and deadlines, and how verification relates to the exercising of the financial aid administrator’s professional judgment authority. This will help you demonstrate the ability to ensure your school’s verification policies and procedures result in the use of accurate data to establish eligibility for need-based federal student aid.
The range of topics in this test include:
Tests may include questions pertaining to a variety of program structures, such as credit- or clock-hour, term or nonterm, standard or nonstandard term, undergraduate or graduate/professional programs, and programs of various length (shorter than one year, two-year, four-year, certificate, etc.).
All tests will include a combination of multiple-choice and scenario-based questions. Some questions may involve viewing or downloading worksheets, charts, and tables. Please ensure you have a calculator available while taking a credential test.
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3. Which of the following documents is NOT acceptable for the purpose of verifying the student’s high school completion status, when domestic U.S. students are selected by the CPS and assigned to tracking groups V4 and V5?
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Publication Date: 4/1/2020