Every year the Department of Education decides which items must be verified from your FAFSA through the Verification Process.
**You may be asked to provide proof of completing high school (copy of diploma, high school transcript that includes your graduation date, copy of your GED, etc.).
**Sign the Statement of Educational Purpose and provide a valid government issued photo I.D. (Driver’s License, State-issued I.D., Passport, etc.). The Statement of Educational Purpose must be signed in front of school personnel who will ask for your I.D. and copy it for your file. You may also present I.D. to a Notary Public and have them complete the “Notary Public” version of the form which can then be sent via postal mail only to the main address of the school along with a copy of your valid I.D. Note: An expired I.D. is not a valid I.D.
**You may also get selected for the standard verification for which the school must verify things like adjusted gross income, untaxed income, household members, number in college, receipt of food stamps, paid child support, and other items as determined by the Department of Education.
The simplest way to provide verification of income items is to use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool within the FAFSA form.
Possible Required Verification Documents (Read your letter carefully that we sent you to request documents. Not everyone will be required to send the same documents.)