Federal Verification Process
Approximately 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, 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 your tax transcript and your parents' (if a dependent student) tax transcripts. Upon receipt of the required materials, we will finalize the review of your application for financial aid. If documentation is not received by prior to 2 weeks before the start of the term, your financial aid is not guaranteed.
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 Forms and Resources Section. Please be advised to fill out the "Dependent Student Verification Worksheet" if you have been declared a dependent student on the FAFSA. Please fill out the "Independent Verification Worksheet" if you have been declared an independent student on the FAFSA.
The Financial Aid 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.