Every year, the Department of Education picks a portion of financial aid applicants to go through Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA, verification. It’s a process to confirm that the information on the FAFSA you submitted is an accurate snapshot of your finances.
Verification is used to ensure your estimated family contribution, or EFC, and any federal financial aid you get will best match your circumstances. It’s not something to be alarmed by, but you should take it seriously and respond quickly.
There are different forms for independent and dependent students. In order to process your FAFSA accurately, it is important to complete the form that the financial aid office has requested. If you need assistance, contact the financial aid office.