Some FAFSA applications will be selected by the Department of Education for verification. Students will be notified that their application has been selected for verification on their Student Aid Report (SAR) from the Department of Education. Financial aid awards cannot be finalized until the financial aid office has completed verification. Failure to provide data will result in delays, and possible cancellation of Federal aid. If errors are found, the financial aid office will make the necessary corrections--most generally with an electronic process that only takes a few days. The student will receive a new SAR Information Acknowledgement from the Central Processor so they'll know what corrections were made.

If an application has been selected for verification, the financial aid office will notify the student of the required documents to be submitted to the financial aid office:


+ FAFSA Correction Using the IRS Data Retrieval Process:

+ Requesting an IRS Tax Return Transcript:

+ Non-Tax Filers: