Federal Verification ProcessApproximately one-third of all financial aid applicants are selected by either the U.S. Department of Education or the Fisher College Financial Aid Office to verify the accuracy of information provided on the FAFSA. If you have been selected for verification, your offer of assistance is tentative, pending the completion of the verification process. If you are a returning student, you will not receive a financial aid award letter until the verification process is complete.
You will be required to complete the verification worksheet and provide a tax transcript for yourself and your parents. Upon receipt of the required materials, we will finalize the review of your application for financial aid. If documentation is not received by the established deadline, your offer of assistance could be canceled.
Should the verified financial information differ significantly from the original information provided on the FAFSA, your aid may have to be adjusted. Please be sure to respond to requests for follow-up documentation in a timely manner to avoid delays in applying your financial aid as a credit to your student account.
Students who have been chosen for verification will find the necessary forms under the Resources section.
The Financial Office is required by the Federal government to resolve all discrepant data presented on the FAFSA. If it is determined that there is discrepant data on your financial aid applications, additional documents may be requested to resolve the discrepancy. If necessary, we will review your aid eligibility using the correct data. In some cases revisions to original offers will be made and a revised Offer of Financial Assistance will be sent to you.