What is Verification?

Verification is a process to confirm the information you provided on FAFSA or California Dream Act Application. This may be random or because application data was incomplete, estimated or inconsistent. The U.S. Department of Education selects some students for the verification process. Also, the financial aid office may need to verify data if there is conflicting information.

As part of the verification process, you will be asked to complete a verification worksheet and may have to submit an IRS Tax Return Transcript, W-2s and 1099s. If you are a dependent student, you may be required to provide your parent(s) IRS Tax Return Transcript, W-2s and 1099s.