Verification Process

During the processing of a student’s FAFSA, the U.S. Department of Education will select applications for a process called verification. Students who are selected for verification will be notified by the school and must provide the requested documentation to be eligible for federal, state or institutional funds.

Students who are selected for verification will not receive funding until the verification materials have been submitted and the financial aid file is completed. Students who are selected after aid has been disbursed are required to submit the requested documentation or they will have to pay back the funding that was received. Students must submit all requested documents at least one week prior to the end of their enrollment for the term. A student ceases to be eligible for aid once s/he has finished the term and is no longer enrolled. One exclusion to this rule is the Federal Pell Grant. A student may submit verification documentation and receive a late disbursement of a Federal Pell Grant. For the 2017-2018 academic year, the federally set deadline for submission is expected to be September 29, 2018, or 120 days after the last day of the student’s enrollment, whichever is earlier.

Students who do not comply with the request for additional information are responsible for making the necessary payment arrangements with the University’s business office. The University of Saint Francis reserves the right to adjust a student’s award as necessary in order to comply with federal, state and institutional financial aid guidelines and federal regulations.