FAFSA Verification Information and Procedures

Note: Files completed for verification by the priority deadline will be given first consideration for processing in order to allow earliest possible distribution of student aid funds.  After the priority deadline, files are processed based upon receipt date and completion of financial aid file.

When a student files the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), the U.S. Department of Education will send results of the FAFSA called the Student Aid Report (SAR) to the student via postal mail or by email.  On the SAR will be a comment which indicates if the student has been selected for the verification process.  Not all students are selected by the U.S. Department of Education for verification.  The Financial Aid Office will also receive notification from the U.S. Department of Education and will correspond with the student as well.  It is imperative that the mailing address for the student remain current with the college for this reason.

The verification process requires the college to collect additional documents from the student and his/her family in order to verify information provided on the FAFSA. The items and forms needed along with instructions are located in the student’s MyOTC, Financial Aid Notification link.

Complete My Financial Aid File shows you where in your MyOTC to view the requested items.

It is the student’s responsibility to make sure the Financial Aid Office receives the items requested in a timely manner.