Financial Aid Office

Verification Process

What is Verification?

Verification is the process schools use to review a student’s Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for accuracy. This is done by collecting and comparing documents used to complete the FAFSA.

The federal government randomly selects applicants for the verification process. Saint Catherine University may select additional students for verification.

If you are selected for verification, the Financial Aid Office sends you a notification explaining what additional documents are needed, including tax and income forms. Once you have submitted all required documentation, your file will be reviewed. If our office has additional questions, we may contact you for further information. Based on the review of your information, our office will make the necessary corrections to your FAFSA.

It is the student’s responsibility to reply to our requests for information. We are unable to provide you with a financial aid award letter until all documents have been received and reviewed. Failure to respond to our requests will result in a delay in awarding and paying financial aid and possible loss of certain types of aid, especially institutional grant.

The following options will walk you through the verification process. Your paper or electronic notification of incomplete financial aid requirements sent to you from our office lists the appropriate aid year (the academic year for which you are receiving financial aid). Please refer to this aid year when selecting your verification documents for completion.