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Verification Process

Verification of financial aid application information is required of at least one-third of all applicants and are selected by the Department of Education.  During the verification process, the college will compare the information from the students' application with the prior years IRS tax transcript(s) and/or other financial documents. If there are differences between the application information and the financial documents, the college will send corrections electronically to have your information reprocessed. Students selected for verification must complete a verification worksheet (see below) and submit it to the Financial Aid Center along with financial documents.  Students requiring assistance may contact the Financial Aid Center.  Students who are not selected for verification should not submit these documents.

What students selected for verification should do:

  1. Independent student:  If your tax information was not linked from the IRS to your FAFSA, then print copies of your (and your spouse's) IRS tax transcript from www.irs.gov, or sign on to your FAFSA and link the tax information from the IRS.
  2. Dependent student:  If your and your parent's tax information was not linked from the IRS to your FAFSA, then print copies of your and your parent's IRS tax transcript from www.irs.gov, or sign on to your FAFSA and link the tax information from the IRS.
  3. Print and complete the required verification form from the financial aid forms page.
  4. Deliver or mail the completed worksheet, tax forms, and any other documents to the Financial Aid Center.

If you have any questions regarding the verification documents that you need to provide to the Financial Aid Center, please contact the FA office.