Applicants may be randomly selected by the Central Processing System (CPS) to submit
verification documentation. This process requires the Financial Aid Office of the
institution to verify items such as household size, number enrolled in college, adjusted
gross income (AGI), U.S. income tax, and certain untaxed income and benefits. Aside
from the above mentioned documents, the institution and Central Processing System
(CPS) can choose to have the student verify additional information. If the student is
married, income tax transcripts must include the spouse’s information. If the student is
a dependent, a copy of the parents’ income tax transcripts must be presented.
All verification documentation will be required to be submitted within thirty (30) days
from the date of notification by the Financial Aid Office. Failure to submit the required
verification documents within the thirty (30) day period will result in withholding of
financial aid funds and the student will be required to make payments to the institution
in lieu of these funds. Only under extenuating circumstances will the thirty (30) day
requirement be extended.
If all verification documents are submitted and there is no conflict of information then
the student’s financial aid funds will be disbursed. The student will be required by the
Financial Aid Office to submit further documentation if any of the verification
documents conflict with the original information submitted on the initial FAFSA. The
student and/or family, if applicable, will be required to resubmit the FAFSA with the
correct information to the Central Processing Service. In the event the institution feels
that the applicant intentionally submitted information under false or fraudulent
circumstances, the institution will contact the Department of Education Office of the
Inspector General.