What does Verification mean?
Every year, the Department of Education picks a portion of financial aid applicants to go through FAFSA verification. It's a process to confirm that the information on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid you submitted is an accurate snapshot of your finances.
State Deadline: January 15th
Does this mean I did something wrong?
The U.S. Department of Education uses an undisclosed risk model to identify which FAFSAs are more likely to contain errors. These FAFSAs are selected for verification.
However, this does not mean you have an error in your FAFSA application.
So, what do I do?
Find out which University is requesting verification documents and which documents they require.
The documents required vary between universities.
Typically, proof of income, and proof of residency are commonly asked for.