Verification is the process used by the institution to check the accuracy of the information the student and, in the case of a dependent student, the student’s parents, provided when applying for Title IV federal student aid via the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Information is verified by obtaining documentation, including in some cases, a signed statement or worksheet attesting to the accuracy of the information. Verification ensures the accuracy of data used to establish eligibility for need-based federal student aid. This guide will explain the various aspects of verification and the documents required to complete the process.
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Lesson 1: Introduction to Verification
Lesson 2: Changing Applicant Data
Lesson 3: Interim Disbursements, Time Frames, and Policies and Procedures
Publication Date: 10/6/2017