What is verification?
A student’s application for federal financial aid may be selected for review in the Quality Assurance Verification process and/or the Federal Verification process. Verification is a process used to verify certain information on the FAFSA to ensure its accuracy.
Why is your file being verified?
Leading causes to be selected
- The submitted FAFSA application has incomplete data.
- The data on the FAFSA application appears to contradict itself.
- The FAFSA application has estimated information on it.
- Random selection
What documents are needed after selection?
The verification process requires that students submit documentation such as tax returns and worksheets that is compared to information from the student’s application. Other documentation, such as marriage licenses and birth certificates may also be requested as if it applies to the information on the application.
How will I know I have been selected?
Notification will be posted on your BanWeb account, in the My Eligibility - Student Requirements section stating that there are outstanding requirements. The requirements will be listed and the documents to be submitted. You will check the status of your verification here. You may also be mailed along with the notification any forms requested.