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Verification Process

To ensure that students receive all of the federal funding that they are eligible for, each year the Department of Education (ED) selects students to complete a process called verification. The federal verification process acts as a quality control measure, and approximately one out of every three Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) applications is selected by the Department’s Central Processing System to complete the process.

Students required to complete the verification process will not receive any federal aid until the student submits the requested documents the Office of Financial Aid has reviewed them. The submitted documentation serves to verify the information reported on the FAFSA and ensure that any conflicting information is corrected.

Our office strongly encourages that all those who are able to use the DRT do so in an effort to ensure that the most accurate information is reported and the verification process is streamlined for each student.

For questions regarding requested documentation and document requirements, please contact us at [email protected].

For further questions, or to set up an appointment with the Office of Financial Aid, please contact us at
[email protected] or
(630) 829-6100
Our office is located on the second floor of Goodwin Hall.