Group 5 Verification
You have been selected by the U.S. Department of Education to complete a Group 5 Verification.
Some FAFSA applications are randomly selected by the U.S. Department of Education for a process called verification. Verification requires student and/or parent(s) to submit official financial information for review by the Office of Student Financial Aid before an award package can be offered. Documents may be submitted in person or by mailed to the Office of Student Financial Aid
This process can take up to four weeks.
Download, complete, and submit the forms below to complete Group 5 verification: (Please use Black or Blue ink to fill in all forms)
Failure to complete these forms may delay or alter your award eligibility
- 2013-2014 VERIFICATION Worksheet
- SNAP Benefits Worksheet
- CHILD SUPPORT Worksheet
- IRS Tax Return Transcript
- High School Completion Worksheet
- Identity/Statement of Educational Purpose Worksheet (in person) or Identity/Statement of Educational Purpose Worksheet (notarized)
- Copies of original W-2s given by employer or an IRS Tax & Wage Statement
Verification Deadlines and Student Responsibility:
When a student is selected for verification, it is the responsibility of the student to submit all required documents in a timely manner to receive any aid that the student may be eligible for. All required documentation will be requested and listed in the requirements section in Blue & Gold Connection. Students will be notified via email and prompted to log into Blue & Gold to view the requirements that are needed. Students should provide all requested documentation as soon as possible after requested, but no later than 30 days before the official close of the semester in which you are enrolled to receive all aid that may be available, including Federal Pell grant and direct student loans.
NOTICE: If the Office of Student Financial Aid suspects that a student or other individual has purposely provided false or misleading information to fraudulently obtain federal funds, you may be reported to the U.S. Office of Inspector General, and may be subject to fine, sentenced to jail, or both by the U.S. Department of Education.
This page was last updated on: December 11, 2014