Forms, Links, and Tools
Financial Aid Verification
The federal government randomly selects a number of FAFSA forms to undergo the verification process. This is a quality assurance tool utilized by the Department of Education, as well as colleges and universities throughout the country to ensure students are consistently awarded the correct types and the correct amounts of aid.
The Financial Aid Office will notify students who are selected for verification and inform students of the documents that must be submitted.
In most cases, the documents needed are:
- Dependent Verification Worksheet or Independent Verification Worksheet
- Student's 2015 federal tax return transcript*
- Parent's or spouse's 2015 federal tax return transcript*
*Federal tax return transcripts are unnecessary when students use the FAFSA's IRS Data Retrieval Tool and do not alter information transferred from the IRS to the FAFSA.
The Financial Aid Office's Financial Aid Verification Policy describes the method of informing students of verification selection, specific items to be verified, and communication of changes to students' FAFSA information.
Satisfactory Academic Progress
Federal regulations require Title IV granting institutions to enforce standards of Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) for financial aid. The Financial Aid Office's SAP policy details standards that students must meet to maintain financial aid eligibility.
The College's Financial Aid Office, as allowed by law, considers significant life changes that occur after the completion of students' Free Application of Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Special circumstances are reviewed on a case-by-case basis, and the College is limited regarding the adjustments that can be made. The Financial Aid Office's Professional Judgment policy and application details the circumstances that may lead to reconsideration of students' financial aid eligibility.
Federal Financial Aid
- Free Application for Federal Student Aid - www.fafsa.ed.gov
- Obtain your Federal PIN - www.pin.ed.gov
- FAFSA4caster - helps students understand options for paying for college and financial aid eligibility.
- Federal Student Aid Home
Student Loan Promissory Notes and Entrance Counseling
- Direct Subsidized, Unsubsidized, and PLUS loan master promissory notes and entrance counseling:www.studentloans.gov
- Health Professions Loan entrance counseling: www.mappingyourfuture.org