Verification

Financial Aid Office

Verification

If your FAFSA has been selected for verification by the US Department of Education, you must turn in the required documents (shown on your EOU Webster account) before any federal or state financial aid will be disbursed.

What is Verification?

The U.S. Department of Education selects certain FAFSA applications to be checked for the accuracy of information.  This means the Financial Aid Office is required to gather specific documentation from the student to prove accurate FAFSA results.  Without this complete documentation, a student will not receive aid from the Federal Government.  Sometimes students will experience changes to thier financial aid eligibility following the verification process.

Why was I selected?

FAFSA records are selected by the US Department of Education processor. Your school’s financial aid office does not have the selection criteria; however, many times, FAFSA records are selected because of errors made when a student and/or parent files the FAFSA.

What do I Need to Turn in?

You will need to turn in a verification worksheet and Federal tax documents (a complete federal form) and W-2s. The worksheet and information supplied by you is shown on your EOU Webster account at www.ous.edu/webster.

 

The Making Work Pay Tax Credit & Verification for 2011-12

Financial aid offices around the country received updated guidance from the US Department of Education concerning the Making Work Pay Tax Credit.  As we complete verifications, we are required to add the Making Work Pay Tax Credit shown on the student or parent federal tax form to students’ FAFSA records as “untaxed” income.

As we add the Making Work Pay Tax Credit, we are noticing that this small amount of untax income usually increases a students “Expected Family Contribution” and, if the student is eligible for a Pell Grant, decreased the Pell Grant.

 

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