Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Understanding Financial Aid Verification

Financial aid verification ensures that financial aid funds are going to qualified students by discouraging inaccurate or fraudulent FAFSA submissions. The verification process is mandated by federal law and requires students to be randomly selected by the Department of Education. Being selected for verification is not an indication of any wrongdoing. Approximately 30% of students who apply for financial aid will be selected for verification.

Students who have been selected will be notified in their student center. Students should regularly check their student email account and the To Do list in their student center for alerts and reminders.

Starting with the 2013-14 financial aid year, students will submit verification documents through the Verification Management System provided by the Maricopa County Community College District. After logging into VMS, students will find a list of required documentation and any actions that need to be taken. When submitting documents, students should be sure to include the approved cover sheet for EACH form submitted. For additional information on the financial aid verification process, visit