Federal Verification

The Federal Process selects a number of FAFSA applications for a process called Federal Verification. This process is used to determine that the information provided on the FAFSA is accurate. The Financial Office is mandated to complete these reviews to be in accordance with Federal guidelines.

In April, the Financial Aid Office will begin requesting, from selected students, the documentation needed to complete the verification review. A student must respond to this request immediately to ensure timely processing and disbursement of his/her financial aid. No aid payments will be made nor will loans be processed until the Verification process is completed. If the required information or other steps in the Verification process are not completed according to the establishment schedule, all federal financial aid for the academic year will be cancelled.

For more information about Verification, please see the Federal Verification Document

Changes in Student Circumstances

The student agrees to notify the Financial Aid Office of any changes in financial or other circumstances which could affect financial aid eligibility. This includes, but is not limited to, changes in: a student's academic and/or enrollment status, housing status, receipt of an outside scholarship or other awards, and the number of family members attending college.

Payment of Financial Aid

Financial aid awards (except Federal Work Study) will be credited to the student's account each semester. Funds are usually disbursed during the first few weeks of each semester. Disbursement of certain funds may be delayed for students enrolled part-time. Financial aid funds will not be made available until all eligibility requirements have been met.

Please Note: Students should plan to have cash available to meet personal expenses (including books) at the beginning of each semester.