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What is FSA Verification?

Verification is a review process where the university determines the accuracy of various data elements reported on your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The U.S. Department of Education selects a random population of applicants for verification. You'll be notified if you've been chosen for this process, as this law requires that we complete verification prior to awarding and disbursing Federal Student Aid.

Professional Judgment

On case-by-case basis, the university may administer professional judgment to make adjustments to the cost of attendance, dependency status, or the values of the data elements required to calculate the Expected Family Contribution (EFC) of an individual eligible applicant with special circumstances. As these circumstances are not the norm; documentation will be collected to support any adjustments. If you believe you have extenuating circumstances that may change your eligibility, please contact [email protected].